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USA, Las Vegas | Gold, North America, 2014

Poreform
Poreform

This design proposal repositions water infrastructure as a civic project. Facing a significant shortage of water in an arid region, local drainage systems are incapable of collecting the water that floods the Las Vegas valley when it rains. Giant underground tanks with a capacity of 75,000 megaliters that can be used as event locations during dry periods swallow the rainwater. They are covered with a porous concrete surface designed for optimal water collection.

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Amy Mielke - Water Pore Partnership, New York, USA; Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor - Water Pore Partnership, New York, USA Read more »

United Kingdom, London | "Next Generation" 1st prize, Europe, 2011 | Innovation 3rd prize, GLOBAL, 2012

Efficient fabrication system for geometrically complex building elements
Efficient fabrication system for geometrically complex building elements

This entry is focused on the development of a smart but simple methodology to design and prefabricate building elements with complex geometries, which is resource efficient and considerably reduces construction waste. Complex geometries are utilized in contemporary architecture for the construction of concrete or mortar building envelopes, partition walls, horizontal and vertical shading elements and pavements.

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Povilas Cepaitis - AA School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom Read more »

Germany, Berlin | Gold, Europe, 2011 | Bronze, GLOBAL, 2012

Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct
Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct

This project is located in the city center and turns an unused arm of the River Spree into a natural 745m “swimming pool”. The pool is the equivalent of 17 Olympic swimming pools and features a 780m-long reed bed filtration system. The Flussbad will have a strong impact on the quality of urban life.

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Tim Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany; Jan Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany Read more »

Spain, Madrid | "Next Generation" 1st prize, Europe, 2014

X Marks the Spot
X Marks the Spot

This collection of projects was awarded the “Next Generation” 1st prize, rather than to a single project. Of significance in this regard is the group’s name “Designs for Architectural Territories” which is more than a simple designation of an architectural collaborative, but stands for a program of action – where architectural design is a method to raise and potentially solve societal deficiencies.

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Hani Jaber Avila - DAT Pangea, Madrid, Spain; Ricardo Mayor Luque - DAT Pangea, Madrid, Spain; Hector Munoz Mendoza - DAT Pangea, Madrid, Spain; Ignacio Taus Jimenez - DAT Pangea, Madrid, Spain Read more »

Thailand, Bangkok | Acknowledgement prize, Asia Pacific, 2014

Resurrected Canals
Resurrected Canals

Addressing notoriously congested traffic conditions, this concept revives ancient canals of the city to create a modern network of waterways to supplement existing Metropolitan Rapid Transit. A train-to-boat transfer station and pier will then be built at various intersections of canal lines and rail stations. The development of water transport will reduce commuting time and provide social services at key locations, and includes flood control and pollution reduction measures.

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Santi Sombatwichatorn - D I Designs, Bangkok, Thailand Read more »

Chile, Constitución | Silver, Latin America, 2011

Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan
Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan

This master plan was developed after the 2010 earthquake and tsunami that struck Constitución, a city of 46,000 people located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean and 300km southwest of Chile’s capital, Santiago.

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Alejandro Aravena - Elemental, Santiago, Chile Read more »

USA, New York | Silver, North America, 2014 | Bronze, GLOBAL, 2015

The Dryline
The Dryline

The Dryline (BIG U) addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon in Southern Manhattan. The 12 km-long infrastructural barrier incorporates public space with the high-water barrier doubling as parks, seating, bicycle shelters or skateboard ramps. Embankments add green areas and spaces beneath elevated roadways are built out with pavilions for public use. In an emergency, the shutters close forming a floodwater barrier.

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Kai-Uwe Bergmann - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Bjarke Ingels - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Matthijs Bouw - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Thomas Christoffersen - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Daniel Kidd - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Jeremy Siegel - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Laura Starr - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Stephen Whitehouse - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Andrea Parker - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Melon Wedick - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; James Lima - James Lima Planning + Development, New York, USA; Steven Baumgartner - Buro Happold Engineering, New York, USA; Byron Stigge - Level Agency for Infrastructure, New York, USA; Ivo de Jeu - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Christina Kaunzinger - Green Shield Ecology, Bridgewater, USA; Edgar J. Westerhof - ARCADIS, USA; Daniel Payne - AEA Consulting, Beacon, USA; Prem Krishnamurthy - Project Projects, New York, New York, USA Read more »

Italy, Venice |

Prototype Droneport Shell
Prototype Droneport Shell

The Droneport supports cargo drone routes capable of delivering urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale. Cargo drone routes have utility wherever there is a lack of roads, and transcend geographical barriers such as mountains, lakes, and unnavigable rivers without the need for large-scale physical infrastructure. The project offers an “infrastructural leap” using drone technology and clean energy systems to surmount the challenges of the future.

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Norman Foster - Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain Read more »

Indonesia, Jakarta | "Next Generation" Encouragement prize, Asia Pacific, 2008

Constructing “Sustainability” in Future Stakeholders’ Mind
Constructing “Sustainability” in Future Stakeholders’ Mind

This project focuses on the realization of sustainability in the smallest unit of construction, including self-built houses, as the most effective way to create a successful sustainability movement. 

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Didi Pramujadi - Jakarta, Indonesia Read more »

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur | "Next Generation" Encouragement prize, Asia Pacific, 2008

Tree Savior - Surviving the Urban Environment
Tree Savior - Surviving the Urban Environment

This project develops a construction solution for urban planning in tropical climates. The shading device enables young trees to grow and reach maturity before exposure to full sun, and the artificial canopy provides shade in the interim for the people of the area.

Shade and saving trees becomes a viable alternative to mechanical air conditioning, and makes outdoor spaces more comfortable for recreation and pedestrian movement.

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Chin Keng Ho - Butterworth, Malaysia Read more »
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