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USA, Detroit | Gold, North America, 2017 | Bronze, Global, 2018
This neighborhood-scale project reimagines empty lots as collective infrastructure for energy and food production, as well as civic engagement, Detroit, USA.
Brazil, São Paulo | Silver, Latin America, 2017
Strategic design for a mixed-use civic hub with durable architecture and long-term financing in the neighborhood of Paraisópolis, Sao Paulo.
Ecuador, Quito | Acknowledgement prize, Latin America, 2014
This project proposes a form of “social economy” with implications for inhabitants and their physical environment. Despite contemporary global urbanization and its attendant economy, there are still rural areas today where barter is the main mode of exchange. The project draws on this tradition and proposes bartering as a practice in an urban context for the refurbishment of the historical center of the city carried out by people without sufficient monetary means.
United Kingdom, London | Bronze, Europe, 2017
Air Rights: Prototype for a low-carbon architecture built above existing public parking spaces – an ingenious solution to solve London’s housing shortage.Read more »
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro | Bronze, Latin America, 2017
Project for blue-green infrastructure that treats wastewater while teaching water stewardship in informal communities in Rio de Janeiro.
Belgium, Brussels | Acknowledgement prize, Europe, 2014
This construction materials village is an illustration of sustainable urban logistics as part of a larger ecosystem. By distributing construction materials to Brussels and collecting construction waste from it, the village functions as an important logistics and distribution hub between port and city. The modular and hierarchical structure of the warehouses makes the architecture receptive to different programmatic demands of various site users.
Italy, Venice |
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.
Mexico, Mexico City | Gold, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2018
Project intermingling flood basins and public amenities, with spaces following the gravitational logic of flowing water in an underprivileged area of Mexico City.
Canada, Vancouver | Silver, North America, 2017
This project achieves midrise, mixed-use housing through a modular panel system that can adapt to create a variety of unit layouts and architectural forms, Vancouver, Canada.
USA, Boston | Acknowledgement prize, North America, 2014
The design offers a viable solution to the “housing question” – promoting an affordable model for residential development in a dense urban neighborhood. Completed in 2018, the structure, a wooden construction with a layered metal screen, takes its identity from its immediate surroundings through set-back terraces, the transformation of wrought iron fire escapes into digitally fabricated shading elements, and a commercial space at street level.