In this third episode we will talk about 6 other winning projects of the Completed category of THE PLAN AWARD 2020.
Lyndon Neri&Rossana Hu
A raised solid block of concrete, illuminated from below, that peaks the visitor’s curiosity by offering glimpses, through its glazed openings, of the regularity of its interior design. Gray bricks, dark wooden slats, and colored lights characterize the circular space where leather goods are displayed as if on a bookcase. Emerging from an opening above the space, the use of light enhances the sensorial response to this timeless space.
NANTOU OLD TOWN PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION, SHENZHEN
Meng Yan, Liu Xiaodu / Urbanus
This project was created for the UABB Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in Shenzhen, and adheres to an urban design strategy centered on conservation and regeneration. By mapping out an urban exhibition path, the designers selected and renovated a variety of spaces, buildings, streets, plazas, and parks with the aim of renewing and revitalizing the city.
SPORT & LEISURE
AL JANOUB STADIUM
Zaha Hadid Architects
Through the abstract design approach that distinguishes the London studio, the first new stadium commissioned for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar reflects the cultural and maritime heritage of the coastal city of Al Wakrah. By reinterpreting the hull of a dhow (the traditional local sailboat) in its architecture, Al Janoub Stadium combines futuristic design with practical solutions to the climate, its setting, and the functional requirements of a football stadium.
BEIJING DAXING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Zaha Hadid Architects
This ambitious project demanded a particular architectural sensitivity to traditional Chinese principles. Taking its cue from oriental houses, the design of the airport revolves around a large, multi-level central atrium, which acts as a hub for all the terminals. This large airport has decongested traffic levels in one of the most populated cities in the world. And it has done it without neglecting energy efficiency, sustainability, or the creation of a unique architectural personality.
M9 MUSEUM DISTRICT
Creating dialogue with Italy’s historical context is never easy. M9 Museum District, however, represents a thoughtful conservation, conversion, and redevelopment project on an urban scale. The new museum buildings, public spaces, plazas, and paths reunite the city’s historical and architectural fabric, injecting new energy into the district.
THE HOUSE OF 3 STREAMS
A house designed as a place of deep exchange between nature and humans. Privacy is blurred between architecture and forest, thereby transforming itself into a pretext for community. Through the use of strong architectural elements, such as the roof, the building manipulates changes in the weather to ensure the comfort of residents, while simultaneously reflecting compositional forms from the local tradition.