The purpose of the project, “Fifty-Three Minutes in Flux”,is to question the notion of “transience” as as cultural condition. It is by making an enquiry into this state of being that one explores the consequences in relation to movement and transitional moments in transport.
In “Fifty-Three Minutes in Flux”, boundaries and static signature buildings are erased and re-designed to leave space for an architecture without static connotations, an architecture that focuses on the terrifying beauty of coordinated movement.
The more things are free to flow, the more it seems that boundaries are imposed. This project stands as a critique to it, at a time where logistics make the extraordinary coordination of events possible.
It is set in a new nature where idleness, and all its static connotations, has become a deviation. Where any sort of idleness, has been replaced by the dynamism of transience.
An architecture of parallel logistics in which, by slowing everything down, the scenario can be inhabited.
Once a plane lands, its engines are completely turned off, the blades stop to rotate. Attached to a tug, they are driven along the way. In need of a time to fly away, they are organised accordingly.
Speed in each path: Fixed. Distance travelled: Variable. Time: Variable.
Average walking pace of a person: 4.8 km/h
Average walking pace of a turtle: 0.5 km/h
Cargo, Baggage out, Fuel Replenishment, Lavatory servicing. 3.8 km/h, 560m, 9 min.
De-boarding, Boarding, Food Catering: 1.8km/h, 1100m, 36 min.
Cargo, Baggage in, Fresh Water Replenishment: 3.8 km/h, 500m, 8 min.
Total: 53 min. 53 Minutes in Flux.