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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?
*Additional Materials will be provided to the registered participants only.
Founding Partner. Pneda,
Design Principal, AKDA,
New Delhi, India
Architect Leader, CHARTIER-CORBASSON ARCHITECTES, France
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.
Trophy + Medal + Certificates
(Open for Student & Professionals)
Runner - Up
Medal + Certificate in each category
(Open for Student & Professionals)
Trophy + Medal + Certificate
(1 x Students and 1 x Professionals)
Medal + Certificate
(2 x Student and 2 x Professionals)
Trophy + Certificate + Medal
(For per Institutional Participation)
All medal holders, and winners will get an opportunity of an elaborate section of publishing in the UNI 2019 design book, and on our partner websites.
Exhibition of Entries
Shortlisted entries will be featured on our website and will be awarded an e-certificate.
Early Registration: February 28, 2019
20$ Students, 30$ Professionals, 75$ Institutional Participation
Standard Registration: March 31, 2019
30$ Students, 50$ Professionals, 125$ Institutional Participation
Late Registration: April 30, 2019
40$ Students, 70$ Professionals, 200$ Institutional Participation
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019
Public Voting begins: May 16, 2019
Public Voting ends: June 24, 2019
Result Announcement: June 25, 2019
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