Ever wonder what New York City will look like in 2030? Audi has…

Audi Urban Future looks into New York in 2030
Audi Urban Future looks into New York in 2030

Ever wonder what Manhattan will look like in 2030? Well, if you didn’t than Audi has. At the Festival of Ideas for the New City, held by the New Museum in New York from May 4 to 8, Audi is bringing together architects, designers, artists and researchers to visualize ideas about the future of New York City.

A 1:1200 scale model of Manhattan in 2030 will be created through the collaboration of the Audi Urban Future Initiative and the architecture community Architizer. Audi will be joined by five up-and-coming New York architecture practices, LEONG LEONG, Matter Practice, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Peter Macapia/labDORA and Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY, LLC. Each team will devote its attention to one district of the city, for example Lower Manhattan, Central Park West or Midtown East.

Parallel to this the images will be made public on Facebook (for details see www.audi-urban-future-initiative.com).

“With the Audi Urban Future Initiative we as a globally operating company are exercising social responsibility”, said Peter Schwarzenbauer, AUDI AG Board Member for Marketing and Sales. “In order to convert visions into reality more quickly, our experts are taking part in the debate about the city of the future. At the same time we are networking with experts from other disciplines – and in this way playing our part in shaping the urban future.”

Audi Urban Future looks into New York in 2030:

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Program of the Audi Urban Future Initiative in New York:

Audi Urban Future: Project New York
Openhouse Gallery (201 Mulberry Street, New York City)
7 May, 12 noon – 7 p.m.; 8/9 May, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Audi Urban Future Award exhibition in New York
Openhouse Gallery (201 Mulberry Street, New York City)
7 May, 12 noon – 7 p.m.; 8/9 May, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Draw Think Tank
SpaceBuster, within the Festival area, corner of Houston Street/Chrystie Street
7 May, 4 – 7 p.m.
4 – 5 p.m.: Individual Mobility
5 – 6 p.m.: Collective Spaces of Movement
6 – 7 p.m.: Urbanizing Technologies

– By: Omar Rana