In this fifth episode we will talk about 7 other winning projects of the Future category of THE PLAN AWARD 2020.
This indoor space reflects all the elements of the outdoor garden to become its natural extension. The use of local materials, including lava stone and chestnut, made it possible to create a dialogue between the interior and exterior. Large windows, a transparent roof, and green oases all create a feeling of permeability, allowing the architecture itself to fade into the background.
COMMEMORATIVE BRIDGE, IRISH NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL GARDENS
Ian Ritchie Architects
Constructed using the slenderest structural steel arch possible, this bridge blends into the banks of the river, therefore fitting in to its natural setting with minimal impact. The walkway is decorated with footprints, while the balustrade is inspired by the neighboring reeds. The minimal use of materials makes the project extremely sustainable.
CHINA NUCLEAR SMART–CITY COMMERCE COMMUNITY
Tianjin Tianhua Northern Architectural Design
A smart city for the future that leverages the limitations imposed by its urban setting to create a dynamic, green, and publicly accessible mixed-use complex. A series of stairs and inclines enhance the usability of the different spaces, all organized around a central hub. The structure hosts different functions and uses on each floor, culminating in a roof garden.
OFFICE & BUSINESS
Yazgan Design Architecture
The design combines nature with workspaces to create clusters of interconnected offices with internal gardens. The simple, linear geometries, created through the juxtaposition of contrasting materials, also act as street furniture. Large windows lighten the exposed concrete load-bearing structure and allow natural light to reach all the work environments.
TENUTA SAN GIACOMO
Wood and local stone combine to create architecture that expresses itself through both formal and functional logic. Exhibition spaces, offices, food and wine paths, dining areas, and conference rooms alternate along a sensorial path that leads to the headquarters. An atmospheric screen seals a tacit agreement between the inside and outside.
NEW PROMENADE ON THE OTRANTO SEAFRONT
Laboratorio Di Architettura Semerano
A landmark on the Otranto seafront that redevelops and enhances its rocky coastline. The project is structural but also a path that broadens into a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea as it leads visitors down to the beach below. This barrier-free “architectural pathway,” as the designers describe it, combines engineering and architecture in a design that promotes wellbeing.
CER ISTANBUL – T3
This project for the renovation of former railroad maintenance facilities in Istanbul included the restoration of three historical structures and the construction of five new residential blocks. The architects showed great sensitivity in their respect for the existing materials and architectural forms. The interiors now provide new uses, including lofts and apartments, which have been incorporated into the buildings with minimal impact.