“The city is a complex organism. At times a young one, other times historically rich.
It may be rational, or chaotic.
It is a continually evolving organism, developing slowly, or rapidly.
But what about people: are people really at the center of this evolution?
What does it mean to plan the space surrounding the metropolitan man?
According to some contemporary urban planners, this means to plan and design multifunctional spaces intended for a varied population; it means to plan people oriented cities where the presence of cars is balanced by good road planning, places where local identity is always present, and where citizens can enjoy an intense public life.
In many different ways, the city of Copenhagen embodies all these definitions.
The contemporary Copenhagen has a growth rate of public lines/cycle paths/pedestrian areas higher then the world average. As the water of the channels flows through the city, so cyclists, pedestrians and public transport cross it quietly.
The documentary aims to show this kind of flowing: a focus on the characteristics of the Danish capital (European Green Capital 2014), in which the narration shows the urban development and some of the latest architectural designs.
Through the observation of maps and historical images (1400-1800) animated 2.5D, vintage photographs and postwar films, the viewer has the opportunity to discover the genesis of urbanism, while today's appearance representation is supported by aerial and satellite images, offering a spectacular bird’s eye view.
The narrative of the city’s identity flows, therefore, by merging the historical analysis with a contemporary view. The narrative voice connects the images with the help of three young Danish architects that present their projects, selected for their "human dimension".
"Copenhagen, a flowing city", is a short film that is part of a wide-ranging documentary project and includes seven other capitals of the world, under the Patronage of La Triennale di Milano Design Museum.
The Hullabaloop workgroup is a small creative factory, totally independent and self-financed, with a low environmental impact. They travel with light luggage and they love to create carefully and meticulously their works, like a tailoring process.