The city of March

March is a city of layers and patches, built within and around walls that have been torn down gradually as civilizations and progress came by. Polycentrical, heterogeneous, multicultural and plurilingual, March’s identity nowadays is global. Its citizens hold a World-citizen-passport and an international driving license that allows them to drive anything from e-tuk-tuks to reindeer sleighs. Although March is made out of fragments, it is not a fragmented city. It consists of many different subcultures, but it has developed its own urban-culture. March is an always changing city, a place in permanent construction, whose evolution is based upon two main and basic values: tolerance and altruism. In March everybody, even its visitors, feels at home. March could be almost any city, may be yours, might be mine. 

The city of April

April, also known as Caleidoscope City, is a city in continuous movement. Its elements, from street lights or benches to schools, transform themselves in order to fulfill each moment’s needs. For example: at the theatre there is never a “sold out” board as the building expands itself according to the amount of spectators wishing to attend the play. On market days, the buildings rearrange themselves creating a big square. When it rains, they reshape giving shelter to pedestrians. During daytime, the housing space shrinks to its minimum, while the volume of public facilities increases considerably. Office buildings, for example, turn around themselves following the path of the sun. At night time however, the dwellings take up almost the whole city. April is not a city under construction, but a city in permanent transformation, a caleidoscope city, a place where architecture meets the needs of its inhabitants.