1999 Metacity/Datatown, MVRDV
Datatown is an audiovisual presentation of an imaginary city completely based on statistical data. With a surface area of 400 by 400 kilometers, Datatown measures four times the size of the Netherlands with a population density four times as large, eventually accommodating about 250 million people. Datatown is completely self-supporting and has no surrounding countries, which raises important issues about the consequences of a self-supporting city not having any neighboring cities or countries. Datatown calculates and constructs the needs of this city, and presents them to the visitor in a panoramic view, with moving images. Datatown was first shown in Stroom hc/bk in The Hague in 1999.