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Model
Generative

Typology
Urban tissue (block & network)

Size
4km x 4km

Fitness criteria
Density, connectivity, open space

 
 
Most studies take the reductions approach of focusing on block morphologies or network structures with no regard to how the two influence, interact or co-evolve over time.
 
 
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The design of the Helsinki Library is in response to the dynamic qualities it seeks to address. Traditional libraries were designed as static spaces for reading; with the rise of the digital age and the internet, books are not longer read physically, but digitally behind computers and mobile devices. The function of libraries as a typology is shifting from a reading space to areas of social gathering and meetings, even exhibition spaces and lectures. To provide a rich environment that addresses these changing issues, the library looks to combine different cultural and public activities as unique interconnected spaces through mathematical modelling. The model known as reaction-diffusion relies on the interaction of cells based on two processes: the first is the rate of growth which is the result of the reactions between cells and the second is the diffusion – the movement of particles from one area to another. This allows for change to take place at a local level while maintaining the global bounding box as defined by the designer. The changes at the local scale in turn allow for different functions to be taken into account.

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The design of the Helsinki Library is in response to the dynamic qualities it seeks to address. Traditional libraries were designed as static spaces for reading; with the rise of the digital age and the internet, books are not longer read physically, but digitally behind computers and mobile devices. The function of libraries as a typology is shifting from a reading space to areas of social gathering and meetings, even exhibition spaces and lectures. To provide a rich environment that addresses these changing issues, the library looks to combine different cultural and public activities as unique interconnected spaces through mathematical modelling.

 
 
 
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Low-density tissue

2km x 2km

Generation: 20      
Population Size: 15      
Number of Blocks: 690      
Number of Buildings: 13,888      
Number of Genes: 69,440      
Solution Time: 29.4 seconds     

 
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Medium Density

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High Density

 
 
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