"Configurations of disordered atoms are much more than groups of atoms organized in an interesting way. A collection of atoms which moves randomly will assume a disordered state with much more probability than an organized configuration. This is due to the fact that in nature there are much more disordered states. For this reason the disordered state is the state of equilibrium. In fact there’s a very small propability that a disordered state will turn into an organized one. This is the essence of the entropy increase"_Lee Smolin
According to the motto “Town in transition – Launching into an innovative development” the task of the project is to create an innovative duo project-entropy. The pair control-case plays in a sort of attraction of the opposites in order to make views for the conversion of Kaufbeuren Air Base in terms of urban planning, economic, supply management, landscape, environmental, demographic, social and cultural development.
According to quantum physics and to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, we believe that in nature there’s no determination about what happens in space and time but that the happening itself is due to a case game.
This is the end of static, stiff and top-down urban planning; this is the beginning of a new type of urban planning where the urban planner design the layout the city will born from, the plug-in the city will feed from, a game board on which the city will roll the dices of the urban, economic, social and cultural development.
At the same time, the project acts like the maker of the entropy and its manager. In this way we can stress that this is a logical case, a rational entropy.
The project layout is logical and rational and very relevant because it’s the only designed shape in the start up phase of the new Kaufbeuren. Very few and minimal actions: the layout is like a butterfly and its wings beat will give born to a city; the project is like a seed which from the very beginning has got everything it needs to develop a luxuriant tree, that is to say the blooming new Kaufbeuren.
The new Kaufbeuren will born like rolling dices as if in a Craps game!
The architect must design the game board and the dices. The players will do their part! The probability will think about all the rest!
Are you ready? Let’s get the game started!