World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) | Shortlist 2011 part. 5
Future Projects – Infrastructure
Architects 61 Pte Ltd. | Little India Mass Rapid Transit Station (Singapore)
Redevelopment of an existing station, relocated canal and new underground highway. The design theme is based on a cultural icon- the Sari- and its flowing for’ reflects flowing water. The layout is designed to minimise the distances travelled by passengers and features glass and metallic mosaics inserted into granite flooring.
Atelier Zündel Cristea | Metro Stations (Rennes, France)
New Saint Germain metro station which features glass blocks sealed in prefabricated concrete to allow the presence of natural light. Circular pathways give a sense of endless corridors and windows which are set into fibrous concrete look down at various points onto the heart of the station.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates | Abu Dhabi Intermodal Transit Centre and Carpark (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
An extension to the existing terminal, forming a ‘gateway to and from Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates’. It brings together six modes of transport operating specifically to expected passenger demands and is guided by environmental objectives.
Future Projects – Experimental
Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB | The Tower of Nests (Shanghai, China)
Located in down town Shanghai, it is designed to be co-inhabited by humans and animals. Its outer skin is composed of natural materials to allow birds and bees to inhabit, yet providing community space. Its U-shaped plan allows birds and natural light to enter.
Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados | Inhabitable Sculpture (Lisbon, Portugal)
Made from cork, this design is based on repetition of an anthropomorphic root. It is an enlarged and inhabitable unit based on chromed iron structure from 1968.
Future Projects – Landscaping
Francis Landscapes | Skygate (Beirut, Lebanon)
Its landscape pattern produces complete interconnectedness. An ‘Urban Eden’ it blurs the lines between vegetation and man-made structures, with a garden landscape of plants and water features, combining the interplay of hard and soft landscape elements.
Gustafson Porter | Shoreline Walk (Beirut, Lebanon)
The building demonstrates Beirut’s character and resolve. It guides and reveals Beirut’s history and forms a connective spine to the city. A continuous white limestone line marks the ground and a wide pedestrian promenade. It features four areas to pause and reflect on pre-war city and forgotten memories.
Gustafson Porter | Valencia Parque Central (Valencia, Spain)
A multifunctional, active, lively and secure destination; the ‘green heart’ of the city. It builds on its Valencia location between unique ecological habitats. Designed on ‘bowl’ concept and includes two main ‘pole’ areas (north and south). It is attentive to the Spanish water shortage issues, collecting rainwater for the city.
Studio Egret West Limited | The Shoal (Stratford Town Centre, London)
Situated adjacent to London 2012 Olympic games. It creates a sense of excitement and drama to invite people in. A vertical kinetic sculpture made of naturally coloured titanium. It is designed around making Stratford an ‘island’ destination.
Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten | Park Supermarket (Netherlands)
Situated in the Metropolitan parks of the Tandstad. A contemporary supermarket where sites are cultivated and sold, each department within the supermarket having its own small plot.
Weiss/Manfredi | Hunters Point South Waterfront Park (Long Island City, NYC, USA)
One of the most ambitious and comprehensive projects undertaken by NYC in decades. It allows intersection of the city, park and waterfront by richly planted bio-swale. Featuring views directly across Manhattan and the East River from its multi-use green oval design, it also includes a 30-foot high cantilevered platform.
Future Projects – Masterplanning
Aedas Limited | Tianjin Eco-city Plot 8 & 17 (PRC, China)
Underpinning the concept of man living in harmony with fellow man, economy and environment. Designed on curvy details of butterfly iconography and rounded shaping to express the philosophy of life’s cycle. It is an eco-friendly project.
Capita Symonds | Atlantic North West (Southampton, UK)
Redevelopment of Southampton as gateway to Atlantic North West of Europe, mixing hotels, cultures and leisure. Featuring a ‘Aeronautica’ attraction telling aviation history, it will also be the basis for air and water activities.
Desitecture | Stadi_City (Doha, Qatar)
A self-contained mini-city, the stadium can also be used as a port for ocean liners. It makes use of offshore sites where land based stadia cannot be supported. It design is based on the weave of Kenter cloth, a traditional Ghanaian woven fabric, and a triangulated steel frame construction coral frame. Its tiers create two structural skins, creating the bridges and envelope, featuring an ‘elliptical photovoltaic sun farm’ on its roof.
IBI Group | Candlestick Point/ Hunters Point Shipyard (San Francisco, California, USA)
A ‘nucleus for southeast San Francisco’, helped by the local Bayview community. A historic waterfront park with artefacts, such as 400 foot high re-gunning crane. The green R&D campus will be the West coast’s largest to date, built on a previous shipyard. It collaborates local housing, walks, sports fields and gardens through environmental initiatives.
Rocco Design Architects Ltd. | West Kowloon Cultural District Conceptual Plan (Hong Kong)
A 3-layer organisation: green terrain (south), city link (north) and a cultural zone (centre) for the arts. Overlaid onto its framework is an urban street-grid. The Conceptual Plane aim is to offer a low carbon sustainable community.
Tata Housing Development Company Ltd. | Subh griha and New Haven (Vashind-Maharashtra, Mahasrashtra, India)
Featuring well-designed, sustainable and affordable housing. It is loosely based and inspired by geometrics in nature and secular notion of the five elements. Featuring a single looped boulevard for accessibility and interlocking volumes of buildings designed around central courtyard of district.
Turenscape | Begin with an Ecological Infrastructure: The Wulijie Eco-City (Hubei Province, China)
Alternative urbanism, ecologically sound and culturally sensitive, it is based on essential human needs. The water-based ecological infrastructure will organise the town and help to alleviate floods and draughts. It features bike and pedestrian trails throughout.
Weston Williamson | Paddington Crossrail (London, UK)
Creating a world-class pedestrian space alongside existing National Rail buildings. It preserves the buildings integrity and improves its recent development sites. It features a cast structure of ‘tree’ columns supporting the curved glass canopy and a future provision of an art installation. Its open design allows natural light and vast space, whilst minimising environmental impact.
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