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A vital city should be adaptable and respond to constant change. Clean air allows us to breathe safely, while space and relaxation allow us to stop and breathe spiritually. The breathing city is flexible in every direction, breathing in and out, up and down, catering for boom and bust, day and night, leisure and work.

Our proposal encompasses complementary concepts exploring the idea of inhaling and exhaling. Buildings can grow and shrink depending on demand throughout the day or over the years.

Trucks and lorries can expand when they’re full and contract when empty to reduce traffic and congestion. Roads and intersections can transform into parks and public space when not in use, all to effectively and intelligently utilise the precious space in the city.