The second team meeting of the 3rd I project took place on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. The meeting focused on the research that has been done and the concepts for the models.
A number of proposals were outlined in the presentations of the different studies and concepts. One was for a residential complex on the water that would provide continued housing as sea levels rise. The students also came up with a master plan for the use of architecture as signposting for tourists in Rotterdam. Other concepts were a city farm, a green hill, and environmentally friendly apartment buildings. Sustainability was an important aspect of all the concepts.
In the Skype meeting with the Shanghai group, the pupils, students and professionals got an opportunity to exchange ideas with their counterparts in China. Differences between Rotterdam and Shanghai, sources of inspiration, and questions about the concepts produced were talked about in detail.
After the Skype meeting, there was a discussion of various practical issues related to making the models and the limitations that exist. On Friday, May 28, the definitive plans will be collected. Then the floor plan for the Shanghai exhibition will be made, and the team members will be able to start on their models.
Participants from Shanghai and Rotterdam publish their research and projects on http://3rdeye2010.wordpress.com.