Polycity by Desitecture has received the Second Award at Global Architecture & Design Awards. Global Architecture & Design Awards is the annual Awards hosted by the renowned platform Rethinking The Future. After the consecutive success in hosting Awards for five years, RTF in its sixth year had launched GADA with even more Categories and Awards. Studios from smallest to largest from across the world have won under different categories. Part Winners have included renowned studios like BIG & DIALOG Architects, HOK, Perkins Eastman, UNStudio, Aecom, Gensler, Henning Larsen, LMN Architects, DLR Group, AHR, Page etc. Re-Thinking the Future founded to create a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks for radical solutions for present-day problems. It is a hub of services for architecture and design that was established to bring out the most creative and innovative projects in the field of architecture and hence create an interactive educational platform of the highest standards.
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This project seeks to use the detritus and waste elements of production to create an attractor, both economic and social, a free territory for the dispossessed, offering accommodation, leisure, employment and health.
The building takes the form of a series of ribbons rising from the landscape to a stoa above this augmented market of interchange, celebration and shared hope, self-administrated, a patria of the air.
The issue of inequality plagues the world, and refugees and migration receive little credit for their life-giving entrepreneurs, This project creates a vessel for opportunity, a new territory forged from the industrialised worlds detritus, a land above borders which cleans and links the oceans, a new tech business focussed Dubai-Vegas, where the ethos of the migrant can be celebrated, a yearning for freedom and a search for success.
The removal of work possibilities from the migrant and casual worker, create a new economic opportunity, in a new destination venue, rising above the border as a magnet of reduced tax and social and commercial enterprise organisation, Those returning will find a welcome in the plethora of opportunities in a city where energy and water are free commodities and those who come for its services will find an international economic alternative to their usual circumstance.
If located along the varying terrain of the American Mexican border those described as illegals will preside over a new enterprise culture of services businesses and cultural enterprises. A magnet for business innovation and leisure, like a horizontal Dubai.
Successful nation states, are recognised for their policy of welcoming the world. Internationally organisations, benefit from the rich cultural and business links which open boarders, deliver and the range of individuals across the world, who wish to become part of the global family.
The materials are reconstituted plastic waste scoured from the surfaces of the oceans; these are then reformed to create pockets of fibre into which local material is forced, rather like a series of continuous gabion walls. ETFE is used to clad the reinforced structural grid skin.
Energy and Sustainability the turbines within the towers provide main power throughout driven by the regulated air movement, enhanced by the buildings form generation, whilst atmospheric ‘Tesla’ electricity generation energy collection, linking directly to the water vapour production and dust filled climatic conditions offer a new technological approach to the use and production of power.
Using rapid prototyping techniques the zoned module strips which form the city elements join over time to create a continuous lines city, traversing a range of terrain, sometimes embedded and sometimes surface touching dependent on their performance requirement.
The landscaped areas offer moments of respite in this linear metropolis, trees grow through the voids
created in the structure, allowing light and ecosystems to proliferate, creating new atmospheric conditions.
The project draws on the night atmospheric defence to create vertical dew harvesters and sub level
reservoirs, the buildings form generates its own ground force pressure forcing air up through the towers and across the landscapes.