A building, where every nation on this planet is required, welcome and represented. Where nothing exists but symbiosis and harmony. Its urge to be constructed arose not plainly due to social terms or concerns, but merely because of the alarming need to figure a way out of the self-fulfilling destiny that mankind had to fear for far too long. Now, people from all fields and classes, with all kinds of backgrounds began to be recruited to live and work together in the same house. “Together we can unify and create a healthy, long-lasting and emphatic, planetarian society.” - was one of their slogans. Some people were suspicious, whether the project would succeed. At this time, the overall concept of international collaboration at this range was still classified as utopian.
In architecture, critical activity has always been connected with the concept of utopia; utopia is not an alternative model: it puts forward unresolved problems; it is not ‘problem-solving’ but ‘problem-finding’. One could say that the original motive of utopia is hope. The revolutionary charge of utopia, the hope which is at its foundation and the criticism which is its direct consequence, bring back its dignity as a rational, ordering activity.
It’s simply put quite sad, that an inter- and omnicontinental, peaceful togetherness - which would be required for so many reasons - still is some sort of romantic scenario; an ideal world; one that just started to evolve slowly.