Parking is a rare intersection of infrastructure networks, land use in metropolitan regions and technological mobilities, which embodies mutual dependencies between these elements. In the framework of the given theme, I am aiming to explore the potential of repetitive parking spaces to create a favourable context for the later development of the territories they serve.
These nodes of stillness in mobility networks are meant to house an automobile – a symbol of freedom, movement, technological progress, and independence – that remains parked on average for 95 percent of the time. An ability to influence movement by managing stillness is the initial starting point for entering this investigative process.
Based on evidence collected during the study of urban arrangements, created by parking facilities, I am aiming to draw a picture of several scenarios. These imaginary environments are to be a product of a speculative overlay of societal energy policies of Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Hong Kong and Moscow with an existing spatial situation of the “H-City”.
Through detailed case studies and speculative scenarios, I am creating a “design brief” for the further development of strategic means to deal with an issue of parking as a catalyst for reshaping the urban fabric.