[PiT] Plug in Time Zone

AUTHOR: John Inglis

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Database:
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Prototypes: Scenario Games: Action Plan:
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DESCRIPTION
The Plug In Time zone is place that operates outside of the local timezone. It is used as a means of working gloablly without resorting to long haul flights and as a social focus for the capital’s 400,000 nocturnal workers
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BRANDING
The prototype recreates daytime during the night and night time during the day in order to create links between small businesses and global markets, between East and West.

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EARTH
The prototype mainfests itself as a nocturnal landscape populated by 24 hour retail businesses, nocturnal bars and restaurants and a time neutral conference hotel, where guests live and work according to their chosen time zone.

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FLOW
Locally, the prototype is situated at the intersection of the Docklands Light Railway, new bus services and arterial routes around London. Internally, businesses within the plug in time zone displace themselves to work in the time zone of another country.
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INCORPORATION
The prototype is home to 24 hour businesses relocated from the site for the 2012 Olympic Games. These include foreign food import supermarkets, call centres and print shops. The prototype is visited by small, skills based firms, hoping to exploit markets in the Far East and Americas.