Urban escapism is an exploration into pocket structures located in the Wellington CBD that serve to create brief moments of respite. These structures enhance the already existing restorative opportunities at these sites and seek to challenge the perception that ‘escapism’ cannot be achieved in the city, with our cities being shrouded in a veil of stress, noise and overcrowding. They exist in a small ‘pocket’, more suited to the ever densifying urban footprint.In each structure the users perception of space and presence is amplified, enabling them to be immersed in the city, whilst creating an element of separation and distance from it. 
“To escape is to be both present and distant, to be so immersed and captivated by an experience that for the briefest moment you forget where you are” 
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