Toyota Woven City

Woven City, situated at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, represents Toyota’s vision of a ‘living laboratory,’ uniting residents and researchers in a collaborative effort to shape a sustainable and technology-driven future.

The animation we crafted with Squint/Opera for this smart city provides a glimpse into the connected, automated, and emission-free world of tomorrow. The name ‘Woven City’ mirrors both its conceptual underpinnings and its physical design. As shown in our animation, the city features three distinct types of streets that ‘interweave’ at the ground level: one designated for automated driving, another for pedestrians, and a third for personal mobility vehicles.

 

 

“In a way to preserve and evolve the old traditions through new technology, the buildings combine the traditional craft of Japanese wood joinery with new, robotic production methods.”

– Bjarke Ingels, BIG

 

 

“The woven city will explore ways to stimulate human interaction in the urban space.”

– Bjarke Ingels, BIG

 

 

 

Further studies

The fascinating proposal led to additional creations made by us, diving into more aspects of these conceptual areas, and besides the announcement presentation, a little stand-alone movie was delivered, exhibiting different environments and ambiances of this habitat beneath the majestic Mount Fuji.

 

 

 

Announcement

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels presented the carefully designed animation at Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda’s announcement of the futuristic project, explaining the design and philosophy behind their concept. The interaction between the presenter and the animation is of course choreographed to enhance the audience’s immersion into the presentation.

 

Credits

  • Client

    Toyota, BIG

  • Year

    2021

  • Category

    Presentation

  • Collaborators

    Squint Opera

  • Executive Producer

    Márton Tóth

  • Creative Director

    Attila Deák