World Architecture Awards Submissions / 44th Cycle
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To build a romantic coastline for lovers, with the strong support of Zhuhai Municipal Government, Zhengfang Group added a landscape plank road extending to the sea on the basis of the original plank road of Haitian Posthouse. The landscape plank road is located at the junction of Phoenix Bay and Xianglu Bay. It is 375 meters long, 6 meters to 13.35 meters wide, and runs from east to west. It extends to Zhouzi Island on the basis of the original Haitian Posthouse plank road. As Zhouzai Island is an uninhabited island located 250 meters east of Haitian Posthouse, it is less than 5000 square meters above the sea surface at low tide. In order to protect the ecological function of the original shoreline, Haitian Plank Road is not connected to the island. Visitors can view Zhouzi Island from the boardwalk to broaden their view of the landscape. The new sea friendly space and rich
landscape layers fully reflect the romantic coastal characteristics of Zhuhai.
The landscape trestle road extends to the direction of Zhouzai Island in the shape of "Z". The upper part of the trestle road is a cast-in-place beam structure with high torsional rigidity, strong spanning capacity and high safety factor, and the lower part is a solid column pier with good mechanical performance, which can effectively resist typhoons and waves. The overall structure is light and beautiful, echoing the surrounding landscape.
Surrounded by the bay, citizens and tourists stop at the landscape plank road to view the mountain, the city and the sea 360 degrees in the center of the plank road, and have a panoramic view of the Haitian Posthouse, Haitian Park, Xiangshan Cloud Road, Zhuhai Planning Exhibition Hall, Zhuhai Opera House, Hong Kong Zhuhai Macao Bridge and other landscape landmarks.
Project area: 2778square meters,
375 meters long and 6 meters - 13.35 meters wide,
Chief designer: He Fan
participating designers: Ma Cheng, Huang Zheng, Wu Enrong, Cheng Wei
Awarded: Indira Jain Award for outstanding architectural thesis
Introducing the ‘Crystal Garden City, a 324m high supertall mixed-use skyscraper’, at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), India’s first operational smart city. The tower is a prototype that provides the vision of vertically integrated spaces through the iconic design of ‘The Spiky’ inspired by a diamond, a tribute to Gujarat, known as the diamond capital of the world.
The Spiky, with its alluring interplay of interior and exterior, redefines architecture with innovative amenities, the uniquely placed amenity levels that are filled with native vegetation giving it an organic and futuristic look. With the parametric design, the versatile manipulation of the parameters, the ideal form is designed with a gradual reduction from the bottom of the tower to the waist and then expand again as it forms an aesthetically beautiful and unique geometry, balancing composition and articulation with structural requirements and leasing depth needs.
Besides, the tower offers a mix of programs including apartments, a hotel, a commercial, an automated car park, and numerous other features including amenities at sky soaring heights, and an observatory deck that provides unobstructed 360-degree views across GIFT City. The building will serve as a Landmark and Symbolize GIFT city as an Advance International Tech city. The whole design process uses a digital method in design optimization and design evolution, this enables efficiency, explore more options, and optimize building.
Software: Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, Revit.
Site Area: 60854 sq m
Location: GIFT City, Gujarat
Residential - 60%
Hotel - 35%
Retail - 5%
Student: Thepfuvituo Zumu.
Instructor: Dr. Navneet Munoth, Asst. Professor, NIT, Bhopal.
Haus M locates in the dense forest of Hangzhou, China, where nature becomes the perfect backdrop for this design. It aims to bring people closer to nature and provide a secluded place when needed. Haus M also serves as a showcase to help people realize that we can reduce waste in production, transportation, and construction through modular design, as well as express respect for nature. Prefabricated and folded in the factory, this cabin can be easily assembled like IKEA furniture.
To achieve a minimum volume, we design our basic unit's geometry as one-half of a vernacular house with 2 sizes: 1.7m x 4.5m and 1.7m x 6.5m. The extremely small size allows the cabin to be easily packed and transported by a cargo truck.
To maximize the flexibility and adaptability of the cabin, we use common industrial materials: corrugated metal, I-beam, metal mesh, and plywood. The meticulously combined common materials gave birth to a sense of alienation, which, together with the natural elements, produced a temperament between nostalgia and futurism.
Haus M has two distinct scenarios. When completely closed, translucent polycarbonate panels admit filtered daylight into the units in a lush emerald glow, creating an extremely private space. The sunlight and tree shadows are abstracted into tones and become the background of meditation. When facades were unfolded, the usable area of the unit doubled, and the distance between people and nature was shortened. We hope that through the opening and closing of the building, users will get two unique experiences. The duality has become an important feature of our design.
Building site: Hangzhou, China
Kind of the project: new construction
Building area: 20 sqm - 120sqm
Number of stories: 1
Design Leader: Yang Fei
Design team: Wen Wang, Adam Sun
Saudi Arabia Cruise Industry:
Saudi Arabia started the cruise industry (Saudi cruise Line) in 2021 from the home port of Saudi Arabia which is Jeddah Islamic port with a corporation with MSC cruise line to selected location such as Jordan and Egypt from Jeddah Islamic port. Furthermore, they have recently welcomed all the cruise lines from around the world to the homeport or to include a port of call on its coastline in their itineraries such as Yanbu, KAEC and Damam.
Definition of the project:
Cruise terminals are built to meet the needs of cruise ships and their passengers. At the same time, they must be integrated with the port cities and nearby destinations' transportation, tourism, and urban planning strategies. Jeddah Islamic Port is the home port at the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the largest seaport in the Red Sea, and it has a temporary cruise terminal building wasn’t constructed in correct manner. Because of that the idea was came to design a cruise terminal that will be qualified for the cruise ships and established the tourism needs.
Jeddah cruise terminal aims to play a crucial role in the economic and the sociocultural in Saudi Arabia including cultural center with a gallery of the history of Jeddah and Saudi restaurant and café to make the tourism experience and spread the Saudi culture and traditions around the world.
Goals and Objectives:
Saudi Arabia plans to attract more international cruise liners as part of efforts to revitalize the Kingdom's tourism industry and transform it into a key contributor to economic growth. Jeddah cruise terminal will determine to become one of Jeddah landmarks by achieving the vision of 2030 duo the cruise industry make the port cities incorporate cruise tourism into development strategy.
Façade System Design
Designing Space for Building Services
Student : Samaher Saleh Al Farshouti
Instructor : Dr. Marwa Abohasan
Heritage is transmitted from one generation to another historical or cultural value. Heritage can also be understood as a physical “object”. Objects represent the emotional and semantic power of personal experiences, memory. Object are used to explain cultural relationship and sense of self. Objects, as social meanings, constitute the material part of culture. It is important that the objects are heritage because they have sociality and urban memory. For instance, TV has made us evaluate our time together with our family, especially in the evening, with a habit from the past and the candle is another object that is also used today in churches or in some rituals. Kültürpark is one of the regions with the highest density since it has a large number of private properties and important structures around it. Kültürpark is a big space to escape from this intensity. At the same time, this place also plays an important role as it is southwest path entrance to the fair. Kültürpark is a place that has a lot of social activities in itself and is formed by human communities. Nighty one Izmir international fair is fed by many exhibitions, concert and theater plays as well as daily life activities. In this respect, Kültürpark is a common area in Izmir regarding urban memory. Therefore, in another sense, I am also making an object library using an activation of a storage space of memory through objects. The object library consists of two main title collection and transfer. After passing certain acceptances, the objects are divided into categories and brought to the place of the first collection and stocked. The stories of the objects are listened to and recorded. In order to read and understand the heritage meaning of the object, the objects are exhibited, and their stories are presented to be told. Pats offer the opportunity to experience the accumulated objects more closely. Stack is the first accumulation point. Walls of memories where object colleges appear, and short stories follow. The narrative space of the object for listening to other people’s stories.
Object library using an activation of a storage space of memory through objects.
No. Floors: 3Floors
Types of uses withen the structure: Walls of memories, The first collection area, The narrative space of the object, Terrace, Entrance, managment, Conversation area, Archive, Digital editing room, Cafeteria, Information Agency
Height: 7 meters
Location: Izmir / Turkey