Kien Pham
Diploma 3
The formation of the ruins, a 3000 year accumulation process, holds information about the relationships between past civilisations, architectural and geological understandings and influences of ancient inhabitant. These information would be the projected into the manifestation of Troy X, the Accumulated City.Troy X is an contemporary attempt of accumulating a city using multi-masterplans, each reflecting a fragment of current and pass contexts, to generate a  diverged, complex and juxtaposed urban condition within the constrains of the 21st century.The wheel system replaces the elevators, becoming the streets of the Accumulated City. It has the advantages of being more efficient in circulating large number of people and floor space.The wheel, as the main infrastructure frame of the city, also controls how the city accumulates. They are circulation, structure, drainage, as well as being a pure spectacle.Plan shows the intersection between Troy X phase III-V, which represents the 3 pre-historic village, and phase VI, which represents the Homeric Troy.Plan shows the intersection between Troy X phase VI, representing Homeric Troy, phase VII, representing scattered settlements after the Homeric Troy is destroyed, and phase VII, representing the Greek colonisation of Troy right after.Plan shows intersection between Troy X phase VII, VIII and IX, which represents the re-colonisation of Greek Ilion by the Roman Empire.Section of Troy X corresponding with the original section through the ruins of Troy I-IX by Wilhelm Dorpfeld - showing the relationship between the city and the historic context.Interior showing the tensions between city phases as they collide, spatially and materially.Troy X, the Accumulated City seen from the fields of Canakkale.