Skyscrapers for the future Mega-cities
As our cities grow denser, tall buildings are not a luxury any more but a necessity today. With rampant growth of technology, and the density we have to mitigate with - the overlaps between dynamic nature of spaces is now gaining more and more evident form. For instance restaurants which works as a co-working space in the morning, and a club by the night - our lives are full of such examples where the nature of spaces are bending/blending every day. Hybrid Futures ‘19 is an open ideas competition that explores such programmatic ramifications in a much futuristic timeline and high density scenarios.
The fundamental aspects of work in the coming decades - with a more faster transit technologies, this challenge engages with a skyscraper that serves as both - A workplace (Private & Public) and A fly hub (Public & Private). With decreasing popularity of surface commute (Cars) with slower / unpleasant / space consuming qualities, and lowering costs of air travel with less restrictions, both these typologies are expected to soar in future. Design challenge: How will your idea of a tall building that houses these two evident typologies of today give birth to a more hybrid future?
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Founding Partner. Penda,
Design Principal, AKDA,
New Delhi, India
Architect Leader, CHARTIER-CORBASSON ARCHITECTES, France
Architect director, Atelier PRO architects, Netherlands
Anthony J. Markese,
Principal, Pickard Chilton,
Dayong founded penda with partner in 2013. He has been practicing green designs in the past years and won the first place of the excellent graduation design of graduates in Central Academy of Fine Arts with his research on bionic construction. He was awarded 2015 Jintang Prize for Emerging Chinese Designer of the Year, and was included twice into AD100 list for the Most Influential Chinese Designers in 2015 and 2017 respectively. In 2016, penda won Architizer A+ Awards of Emerging Firm of the Year.In 2018,Dayong won Jinteng award the most popular architecture of the year. Dayong also invited in the exhibition of the China House Vision.
Amit Khanna graduated from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi in 2002, followed by a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford. He is a recipient of the Moira Barrie Award (UK) & held the Kellogg Scholarship at the University of Oxford. He founded and is design principal of AKDA, a globally recognised multidisciplinary architecture & design firm, based in New Delhi, India. He combines a deep involvement in design with his primary responsibility for the strategic direction of the practice. Amit has been repeatedly chosen as one of the top 50 architects in the country and was recently featured in Young Visionaries, a book on the next generation of architects.
The firm has won numerous national and international awards, most recently feted by the Minister of Industries for contribution to excellence in the use of indigenous stone in buildings. He is a regular speaker at industry events, with recent appearances at the Fensterbau Frontale, Acetech, Design Mission India, Lateral Design Talks, Integrated Townships Summit, Smart Cities India & FOAID. The work of the firm is regularly published in national and international media.
Amit teaches at his alma mater with diverse responsibilities related to design, research and theoretical exploration. He is an acclaimed and widely published photographer and writes extensively for both online and offline media.
After working for Jean Nouvel agency, Thomas Corbasson partnered with Karine Chartier in 2000 to found the agency Chartier-Corbasson architects, who won the albums of the young architecture in 2002.
Their first public project, the Maison de l'architecture en Ile-de-France, will be awarded the “European Bauwelt Prize for the first work”. Since then, many publications have been published on each of their projects.
Thomas Corbasson taught at the Versailles School of Architecture in 2016, and has been teaching Master’s degree since 2017 at the ”ecole spéciale d’architecture”, in Paris. He is also vice-president of the Maison de l'architecture en Ile-de-France and leads a cycle of representation of architecture, «my Architect» for the club Silencio, initied by David Lynch in Paris.
Dorte Kristensen is originally a Danish architect. Dorte's oeuvre includes public buildings with social functions such as residential environments, healthcare, educational and cultural spatial design. Her work focuses on people's health and the quality of the environment. Both contribute to the well-being of its users in the broadest sense of the word. Her choices for space, materials and forms always have to do with human actions. Over time, as a result of numerous educational projects, she developed a design vision for educational spaces. Her design approach recently resulted in award winning Letovo school campus design in Moscow. This project design was proclaimed Best Architecture School Design in Moscow 2016 by the municipality of Moscow. Dorte’s strength is twofold; comprehending the diversity of educational visions allows her to translate this knowledge into a creative design. Moreover, multiple use of space always adds value to her design solutions. This also applies to healthcare projects, leading to the internationally awarded Meander Medical Center and Scheldehof residential care center in Vlissingen (WAN Award healthcare 2018) The user's perspective prevails in all her projects. Because of the contextual design approach, each project has a spatial and social impact. Atelier PRO contextual projects demonstrate the balance between functionality and the building as a community symbol. This is why she is often invited to international architectural conferences.
Anthony Markese has design leadership experience on prominent projects around the world for a broad range of clients. He has collaborated on the design of a variety of prominent projects, including 145 Broadway, Akamai’s new headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts; 2+U, a mixed-use office tower in downtown Seattle, Washington; the Exxon Mobil Office Complex in Houston, Texas; the ATCO Campus in Calgary, Alberta; 900 New York Avenue in Washington DC; California Green, a mixed-use development in Irvine, California; River Point and 300 North LaSalle, both in downtown Chicago, Illinois; and, the CalPERS Headquarters Complex in Sacramento, California, for the nation’s largest public
Prior to Pickard Chilton, Mr Markese was Senior Associate and Design Team Leader with Cesar Pelli & Associates, where he collaborated on the design of the award-winning Terminal at the Reagan Washington National Airport; JP Morgan Chase in San Francisco, Rock Biomedical Research Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as several projects for Duke University, including the Athletic Precinct Master Plan, the Wilson Student Recreation Center, and Schwartz/Butters Hall.
Mr. Markese has lectured and taught design studios at Yale University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and other universities. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 2017.
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Standard Registration: March 31, 2019
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Public Voting ends: June 24, 2019
Result Announcement: June 25, 2019
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