The Phil Freelon Design Competition

Urban Lace

The resiliency of the City depends on an adaptive framework that replaces the traditionally rigid and uninviting city block. With its permeable and interconnected elements, The UrbanLace becomes a translatable typology that fosters inclusivity and well-being throughout the city of London.

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Urban Lace

The resiliency of the City depends on an adaptive framework that replaces the traditionally rigid and uninviting city block. With its permeable and interconnected elements, The UrbanLace becomes a translatable typology that fosters inclusivity and well-being throughout the city of London.

Reed Strawn, JD Meyers, and Jason Bernal
Short-Listed

The Split

The current pandemic has exposed our vulnerability and pushed our technological talent to the limit. With the traditionally cold climate of London, our project attempts to maximize sun exposure and harness natural energy sources while incorporating self-driving pod-offices to create both a socially distant workplace in times of crisis with the flexibility of traditional interactions in a post-pandemic era.

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The Split

The current pandemic has exposed our vulnerability and pushed our technological talent to the limit. With the traditionally cold climate of London, our project attempts to maximize sun exposure and harness natural energy sources while incorporating self-driving pod-offices to create both a socially distant workplace in times of crisis with the flexibility of traditional interactions in a post-pandemic era.

Ryan Chester, Toni Lahoud, and Daniel Zoghby
Short-Listed

London Peak

Our form stems from two distinct ideas coming together to form a hybrid. We chose to create a hotel for those visiting London and needing to quarantine, as well as a hiking trail for the people of the community to enjoy.

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London Peak

Our form stems from two distinct ideas coming together to form a hybrid. We chose to create a hotel for those visiting London and needing to quarantine, as well as a hiking trail for the people of the community to enjoy.

Yeqi Wang, Siya Xie, and Nick Boyd
Short-Listed

Haven

The year is 2030 and the world battles with the latest mutation of the virus. Developers seize the opportunity of London plots falling in value to create safe neighbourhood campus buildings, controlling everything coming in and out, and providing the exclusive residents a resilient neighbourhood, and a sense of normality.

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Haven

The year is 2030 and the world battles with the latest mutation of the virus. Developers seize the opportunity of London plots falling in value to create safe neighbourhood campus buildings, controlling everything coming in and out, and providing the exclusive residents a resilient neighbourhood, and a sense of normality.

Matt Wynn, Tom Henderson Schwartz, and Anastasia Kalaitzi

Common Senses

What would it look like for London to provide it’s citizens with intentionally and playfully curated sensory experiences within a city context?

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Common Senses

What would it look like for London to provide it’s citizens with intentionally and playfully curated sensory experiences within a city context?

Kyle Johannes, Zijing Gao, and Sara Frazier

Limitless

Cubic solid/void movable/replaceable modules intensifying building’s ability to cope with city’s time and space needs.

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Limitless

Cubic solid/void movable/replaceable modules intensifying building’s ability to cope with city’s time and space needs.

Abdulrahman MustafaHanafi, Mahmoud Emam, Mostafa Fathy, and Ahmed AbuZaid
Short-Listed

London Line

London Line is a multi-layered unforgettable journey that gives extraordinary views over the city. It is connected with the Cultural Mile through a suggested new link, this line provides an interactive experience for residents and visitors to celebrate London’s cultural heritage.

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London Line

London Line is a multi-layered unforgettable journey that gives extraordinary views over the city. It is connected with the Cultural Mile through a suggested new link, this line provides an interactive experience for residents and visitors to celebrate London’s cultural heritage.

Said Rabadi and Shadia Jaber

Urban Medicine

The street intervention, "Urban Medicine", is the vaccine of our future urban city, providing immunity to the community through new smart hive-shaped spaces and streets, that are mainly based on adaptive intelligent grids which inter-connects the entire society and resists any future pandemics.

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Urban Medicine

The street intervention, "Urban Medicine", is the vaccine of our future urban city, providing immunity to the community through new smart hive-shaped spaces and streets, that are mainly based on adaptive intelligent grids which inter-connects the entire society and resists any future pandemics.

Sara ElChaer and Rabih Bitar
Short-Listed

BEYOND BARBICAN

The idea of hall 2 becoming the home of the hearts of London bringing an outward experience inward, the neighborhood experience.

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BEYOND BARBICAN

The idea of hall 2 becoming the home of the hearts of London bringing an outward experience inward, the neighborhood experience.

Sara Makki, Nour El khoury, Mounir ElBitar, and Ali BakriKasba,

The Future of the City is Already Here

The impacts of fire and plague exist in the built environment, yet disaster chiefly affects people not cities. A regenerative development process, built from existing frameworks and aimed at connecting community need with underutilized resources can increase inclusion, wellbeing and the resilience.

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The Future of the City is Already Here

The impacts of fire and plague exist in the built environment, yet disaster chiefly affects people not cities. A regenerative development process, built from existing frameworks and aimed at connecting community need with underutilized resources can increase inclusion, wellbeing and the resilience.

Addison Estrada, Annie Ryan, and Ellie Ratcliff

A City of Earthly Delights

the city of earthly delights proposes a series of pixelated diverse programs catering the needs of local neighbourhoods, emphasizing the importance of a human centered experience.

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A City of Earthly Delights

the city of earthly delights proposes a series of pixelated diverse programs catering the needs of local neighbourhoods, emphasizing the importance of a human centered experience.

Yara Bissani, Sergio Homsy, and Christina Battikha

PODcentric

Our intervention pods will bring programs of Wellness/Health, Social/Culture, and Utility/Hazard Preparedness to three strategic points within the proposed intervention path.

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PODcentric

Our intervention pods will bring programs of Wellness/Health, Social/Culture, and Utility/Hazard Preparedness to three strategic points within the proposed intervention path.

Kaitlin Knotts, Estefania Maldonado, and Elira Conde

BREAKTHROUGH AT THE BARBICAN

Like a complex root system taking over the fortification of the Barbican complex, we’re proposing a network of quick pedestrian paths that reconnect the site with the city. Strong top roots that function as transportation arteries and smaller capillary paths connecting people and carving out physical space for them to meet, share and come together.

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BREAKTHROUGH AT THE BARBICAN

Like a complex root system taking over the fortification of the Barbican complex, we’re proposing a network of quick pedestrian paths that reconnect the site with the city. Strong top roots that function as transportation arteries and smaller capillary paths connecting people and carving out physical space for them to meet, share and come together.

Dylan Howe, Max Belyaev, and Iv Shqevi

The LivinGrid

The LivinGrid is a data driven continuously evolving building as a living organism based on the information gathered by specific software. It offers a full life inside it during lockdown its services are not only to its residents but also to the community members while embracing the WHO anti COVID-19 guidelines for better physical & mental health.

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The LivinGrid

The LivinGrid is a data driven continuously evolving building as a living organism based on the information gathered by specific software. It offers a full life inside it during lockdown its services are not only to its residents but also to the community members while embracing the WHO anti COVID-19 guidelines for better physical & mental health.

Ahmed Negm, Ansary Abdellatif, Dalia Abulela, and Abdallah SalahAbdallah
Short-Listed

Domesticate the City

Domesticate the Financial District.

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Domesticate the City

Domesticate the Financial District.

Paul Cattaneo and Michael de Jong
Short-Listed

The Capsule

If we can evolve our domestic fabrics towards small-scale collectives of ethically powered, well-insulated individual homes focused around disassembly design, healthy-living, community, sustainability and inter-generational support, we might yet thrive in, and beyond, the Corona era.

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The Capsule

If we can evolve our domestic fabrics towards small-scale collectives of ethically powered, well-insulated individual homes focused around disassembly design, healthy-living, community, sustainability and inter-generational support, we might yet thrive in, and beyond, the Corona era.

Ayman AboElmagd, Bishoy Edward, and Linda Aidy

Gaia

The concept behind Gaia emerges from our humanistic longing to nature, and a strong sense of reconnection to it, which has grown stronger at these post pandemic times. Gaia comes from nature and gives back to it.

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Gaia

The concept behind Gaia emerges from our humanistic longing to nature, and a strong sense of reconnection to it, which has grown stronger at these post pandemic times. Gaia comes from nature and gives back to it.

Alaa Awwadeh and Ghada Alsheikh

MUDLARKING: Restoring Riparian Corridors to The City

This integrated mixture of proposals capitalizes on the vitality of ancient water systems to create resilient urban environments, comprised of diverse living systems.

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MUDLARKING: Restoring Riparian Corridors to The City

This integrated mixture of proposals capitalizes on the vitality of ancient water systems to create resilient urban environments, comprised of diverse living systems.

Douglas Bergert, Vanessa Eickhoff, Jeremiah Collatz, and Anna Greene
1st Place

THE SPARK

The building represents the Spark of life during the tough times the world is facing nowadays. The mass composition was meant to highlight the concept of representing the rising of London city after the pandemic. Pods of life; a new era introduced to provide advanced innovative healthcare service for the building occupants whenever needed.

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THE SPARK

The building represents the Spark of life during the tough times the world is facing nowadays. The mass composition was meant to highlight the concept of representing the rising of London city after the pandemic. Pods of life; a new era introduced to provide advanced innovative healthcare service for the building occupants whenever needed.

Noha Mahdy and Riham Farouk

Buoy

A COVID commemoration that keeps our city afloat by helping us remember what was lost, prepare for future crises, and gather together in renewal.

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Buoy

A COVID commemoration that keeps our city afloat by helping us remember what was lost, prepare for future crises, and gather together in renewal.

Scott Hefner, Ross Davidson, and Derek Ackley

The Guildhall Bathing Society

The Guildhall Bathing Society projects a future where we live with the remnants and risks of COVID-19 as a daily reminder of our privilege and duty to reconnect with each other. We know that our bodies are transceivers of social energy, which can heal, excite, stimulate ideas and creativity, spur personal growth, and rehabilitate togetherness in our community.

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The Guildhall Bathing Society

The Guildhall Bathing Society projects a future where we live with the remnants and risks of COVID-19 as a daily reminder of our privilege and duty to reconnect with each other. We know that our bodies are transceivers of social energy, which can heal, excite, stimulate ideas and creativity, spur personal growth, and rehabilitate togetherness in our community.

Daniel Kleeschulte, Corey Phelps, Aylin Nazli, and Jack Mussett

Breathe

BREATHE is an interactive project with environment designed to serve the well-being of building occupants through utilizing design techniques that allow continuous flow of fresh air into the building.

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Breathe

BREATHE is an interactive project with environment designed to serve the well-being of building occupants through utilizing design techniques that allow continuous flow of fresh air into the building.

Omar Nour, Mohamed Mousa, Ibtisam Fawzi, and Ayman Sanad,

maskan

At MASKAN, we envision patrons as explorers rather than conventional visitors. People can immerse themselves in the space and wander through the center. MASKAN focuses on the surrounding communities, bringing them into the conservation efforts through a simple APP called MASKAN.

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maskan

At MASKAN, we envision patrons as explorers rather than conventional visitors. People can immerse themselves in the space and wander through the center. MASKAN focuses on the surrounding communities, bringing them into the conservation efforts through a simple APP called MASKAN.

Laura Tadros, Loujain Makhtoum, Shaden AlDobayan, and Manal AlQahtani,

Granule

The Project aims to create a shifting , adaptive architecture that can be easily remodeled and reused to cope with and balance fluctuating universal circumstances.

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Granule

The Project aims to create a shifting , adaptive architecture that can be easily remodeled and reused to cope with and balance fluctuating universal circumstances.

Ramy OsamaEzzat, Amr SalahAbdelGhani, and Omar Heikal
Short-Listed

Barbican Culture Kitchen

Sitting at the centre of the Culture Mile, Barbican Culture Kitchen is an adaptive reuse project that transforms the Barbican’s window-less exhibition hall into a buzzing, cultural dining experience. This large, unique space celebrates diversity through its program, location with key connections to cultural venues, and history with notable design elements that spark moments of delight for visitors.

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Barbican Culture Kitchen

Sitting at the centre of the Culture Mile, Barbican Culture Kitchen is an adaptive reuse project that transforms the Barbican’s window-less exhibition hall into a buzzing, cultural dining experience. This large, unique space celebrates diversity through its program, location with key connections to cultural venues, and history with notable design elements that spark moments of delight for visitors.

Karena Yeung and Babak Manavi
Short-Listed

Nucleoucity

Since its conception London has survived numerous shocks and stressors such as plagues and fires, these have all helped redefine and strengthen the evolution of the city. What has continued to remain? The unique and authentic identity that is London, its DNA.

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Nucleoucity

Since its conception London has survived numerous shocks and stressors such as plagues and fires, these have all helped redefine and strengthen the evolution of the city. What has continued to remain? The unique and authentic identity that is London, its DNA.

Mahdiar Ghaffarianhoseini, Hannah Gibson, Avnish Flora, and Anna Viren

ASSERTOR

The project function is to help the city and users to live within safe, health, green, and prosperous environment during the several scenarios for pandemic, transforming the function of the building according the level of infection and acting as emergency center.

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ASSERTOR

The project function is to help the city and users to live within safe, health, green, and prosperous environment during the several scenarios for pandemic, transforming the function of the building according the level of infection and acting as emergency center.

Mohamed Eid and Mohamed SameehShaalan

THE BARBICAN OF HOPE

Our project is to support people so they can leave homelessness behind. Our projects lay in London Iconic area to provide life-changing advice and support to homeless people, empowering them to move on and make a fresh start away from the street.

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THE BARBICAN OF HOPE

Our project is to support people so they can leave homelessness behind. Our projects lay in London Iconic area to provide life-changing advice and support to homeless people, empowering them to move on and make a fresh start away from the street.

Bahaa ElDin Mohamed, Peter Moawad, Sherry Wagih
Short-Listed

PLUG[IN]

In a rapid era, where everything is a button click away, this project creates a menu toolkit that expedites the process of the city's recovery. The combined strategies of the living design principles rejuvenates a collaborative growing catalyst that can be implemented both on micro and macro scales.

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PLUG[IN]

In a rapid era, where everything is a button click away, this project creates a menu toolkit that expedites the process of the city's recovery. The combined strategies of the living design principles rejuvenates a collaborative growing catalyst that can be implemented both on micro and macro scales.

Emad GeorgeSabry and Treveena Wanis

MakerBlock

As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution back in the 1790s, we believe London is the best city to initiate MakerBlock – a millennial prototype of industrialism and the future of the workplace.

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MakerBlock

As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution back in the 1790s, we believe London is the best city to initiate MakerBlock – a millennial prototype of industrialism and the future of the workplace.

Daya Zhang and Yue Chen

Up & About (The Shield)

Building an innovative sustainable project in the realm of great historical metropolitan city of “London” is a real challenge to sustain healthy communities that public want to live in among the dense monoculture of office buildings and drive the employees to return to their normal lifestyle and eagerly anticipate the society to regain the inter-connectiveness in the era of lethal viruses “Covid-19”.

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Up & About (The Shield)

Building an innovative sustainable project in the realm of great historical metropolitan city of “London” is a real challenge to sustain healthy communities that public want to live in among the dense monoculture of office buildings and drive the employees to return to their normal lifestyle and eagerly anticipate the society to regain the inter-connectiveness in the era of lethal viruses “Covid-19”.

Radwa Medhat, Ahmed AbdelHassibMohamed, and Hazem MohamedHassan

Urban Lattice

A reimagined network of self-reliant city modules of connecting spokes that engage the human scale.

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Urban Lattice

A reimagined network of self-reliant city modules of connecting spokes that engage the human scale.

Thiago Silvino, Corianne Burrell, and Jamie Benallo

Meta-Morph

Designing sustainable post pandemic buildings requires a flexible reusable structure, multifunctional/transformable program, coupled with wide open circulation.

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Meta-Morph

Designing sustainable post pandemic buildings requires a flexible reusable structure, multifunctional/transformable program, coupled with wide open circulation.

Alaa Ahmad, Mohammed Samadi, and MohamadAli Itani

SCALEX

ScaleX is a sustainable community approach blurring boundaries across the scales “natural - built environment”, and “Urban - Building - Interior”, breaking boundaries on the scales of wealth, ethnicity, and cultural biases.

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SCALEX

ScaleX is a sustainable community approach blurring boundaries across the scales “natural - built environment”, and “Urban - Building - Interior”, breaking boundaries on the scales of wealth, ethnicity, and cultural biases.

Ahmed SamirGhanem, Nader Farid, and Mohamed MedhatTawfik

WHOLE

WHOLE is born from the idea that we are in constant change and evolution. We created an environment that can easily transform and adapt depending on current necessities, by designing Wellness, Home, Office and Leisure modules that can be added or subtracted to the building.

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WHOLE

WHOLE is born from the idea that we are in constant change and evolution. We created an environment that can easily transform and adapt depending on current necessities, by designing Wellness, Home, Office and Leisure modules that can be added or subtracted to the building.

Mariana Baidon, Paola Casanova, and Yasmin Hamed

Hiraeth

A resilient self-sufficient architectural hybrid form between openness and density at every scale, forming a micro urban nod to reclaim connectivity.

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Hiraeth

A resilient self-sufficient architectural hybrid form between openness and density at every scale, forming a micro urban nod to reclaim connectivity.

Basim Dudeen, Anas El-Nazer, and Issam Kharouf

Resilience Hub

”RESILIENCE HUB” adapts to the vivid nature of the City of London in a supporting way and as a dynamic platform. A building with an evolving mechanism that connects and interacts with its surrounding.

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Resilience Hub

”RESILIENCE HUB” adapts to the vivid nature of the City of London in a supporting way and as a dynamic platform. A building with an evolving mechanism that connects and interacts with its surrounding.

Ahmed SamirSalama

The great outdoors

Connecting the indoors with the outdoors, to provide flexibility and freedom in the work space. Giving the public more open spaces, and providing a breathing spot for a very busy area. Crowd farming system using the pedestrians footsteps to generate electricity.

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The great outdoors

Connecting the indoors with the outdoors, to provide flexibility and freedom in the work space. Giving the public more open spaces, and providing a breathing spot for a very busy area. Crowd farming system using the pedestrians footsteps to generate electricity.

Mais hazaymeh and Mohammad Abed

Replenishing Fields

For equitable public spaces, a seamless integration of interior and exterior spaces is possible for symbiotic support of all people by providing interactive moments of plants, people, and daylight.

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Replenishing Fields

For equitable public spaces, a seamless integration of interior and exterior spaces is possible for symbiotic support of all people by providing interactive moments of plants, people, and daylight.

Tyrone Marshall, Hillary Pritchett, and Buddy Burkhalter
Short-Listed

Subarb

Subarb is a paradigm for readaptation, replenishment and rejuvenation, a chameleon of change that stands the test of time both at a building and urban scale.

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Subarb

Subarb is a paradigm for readaptation, replenishment and rejuvenation, a chameleon of change that stands the test of time both at a building and urban scale.

Tarun Albuquerque, Sudhir Ray, Somnath Mallick, and Ubaidi Wan

The Transmigration

Reincarnation of space and social needs, by creating a well-balanced, dynamic, and integrated vertical urban park with mixed-use development

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The Transmigration

Reincarnation of space and social needs, by creating a well-balanced, dynamic, and integrated vertical urban park with mixed-use development

Tamara Bdour, Yousef AbuQube, Aya Khawaldeh, and Omar Al-Shami

NOVA

NOVA will be the hotspot of the city; providing its inhabitants with a space where they can safely engage, support one another and work together to build a system that can continuously enhance the health and the wellbeing of the users.

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NOVA

NOVA will be the hotspot of the city; providing its inhabitants with a space where they can safely engage, support one another and work together to build a system that can continuously enhance the health and the wellbeing of the users.

Hala Akkawi, Jamil Alkhayyat, Razan Bitar, and Suheila Ghawi

Lanterns of hope

In the collective conscious of humanity, Lanterns symbolize hope, celebrations and new Beginnings. "Lanterns of hope" aims to revive the social heart of London.

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Lanterns of hope

In the collective conscious of humanity, Lanterns symbolize hope, celebrations and new Beginnings. "Lanterns of hope" aims to revive the social heart of London.

Islam Magdy, Omar ElGarhy, and Haguer Sami
2nd Place

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD

[PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD] proposes to revitalise the Pedway system and establish comprehensive links to the area’s tube stations creating a vibrant pedestrian network while providing opportunities for Play, Discovery, and Culinary Delight.

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PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD

[PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD] proposes to revitalise the Pedway system and establish comprehensive links to the area’s tube stations creating a vibrant pedestrian network while providing opportunities for Play, Discovery, and Culinary Delight.

Caitlin Copeland, Elliot Spronk, Saman Aboutorab, and Sebastien Sarrazin
Merit

The Value of Life Balance

THE MAIN IDEA OF THE BUILDING IS BASED ON FAMILY, WE CONSIDER FAMILY AS A STARTING POINT AND THE CORE UNIT FOR EVERY SINGLE DECISION IN THE BUILDING DESIGN PROCESS.

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The Value of Life Balance

THE MAIN IDEA OF THE BUILDING IS BASED ON FAMILY, WE CONSIDER FAMILY AS A STARTING POINT AND THE CORE UNIT FOR EVERY SINGLE DECISION IN THE BUILDING DESIGN PROCESS.

Mohamed ElFendi and Mohamed AdelMohamed

What Happens Now?

What Happens Now? imagines a mixed-use city block that supports the city in a post-pandemic life, and beyond. With an inability to predict the next global-shift, and what proceeds thereafter, the way cities are designed must be revisited.

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What Happens Now?

What Happens Now? imagines a mixed-use city block that supports the city in a post-pandemic life, and beyond. With an inability to predict the next global-shift, and what proceeds thereafter, the way cities are designed must be revisited.

Brandon Lim, Matthew Dlugosz, Ardy Chang, and Madeline Kim

Suburbs Rising

Combining the perks of suburban living into an urban tower that provides a co-living ,co-working ,co-learning and co-playing with a sense of safety while giving back to the community.

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Suburbs Rising

Combining the perks of suburban living into an urban tower that provides a co-living ,co-working ,co-learning and co-playing with a sense of safety while giving back to the community.

Amr Sobhy Sayed Ibrahim, Mahmoud Mahmoud, and Maged Ahmed Mokhtar

Inside-Out

COVID-19 has forced us to become increasingly detached and isolated from the communities and cultures we live in. Using concepts from psychogeography and phenomenology, we have established a vision for the design of the Cultural Mile within the City of London which is informed by human emotion and driven by the goal of making the City a happy place.

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Inside-Out

COVID-19 has forced us to become increasingly detached and isolated from the communities and cultures we live in. Using concepts from psychogeography and phenomenology, we have established a vision for the design of the Cultural Mile within the City of London which is informed by human emotion and driven by the goal of making the City a happy place.

Natalia Javorska, Ashita Parekh, Clinton Langevin, and Eunice Wong
Short-Listed

THE OUTLINE – LONDON

The Outline project is a prototype that can be built out of steel frames and transferred to any of The Outlines project locations.

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THE OUTLINE – LONDON

The Outline project is a prototype that can be built out of steel frames and transferred to any of The Outlines project locations.

Ahmad Nassar, Omar Sabella, and Zaid Haddad

Topiary City

Nature and technology combine to create new typologies that reinvigorate the currently empty city. Gardens, agriculture, living, working, visiting, smart devices and applications all intertwine to create a community shaped through both real and virtual interactions.

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Topiary City

Nature and technology combine to create new typologies that reinvigorate the currently empty city. Gardens, agriculture, living, working, visiting, smart devices and applications all intertwine to create a community shaped through both real and virtual interactions.

Will Franklin, Daria Supp, Taylor Boyer, and Valeria Masciotti
Short-Listed

Ready. Set. Reset.

Ready, Set, Reset suggests a framework for the reallocation of space within urban centres that can be modified to address market shifts in order to ensure resilient future cities.

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Ready. Set. Reset.

Ready, Set, Reset suggests a framework for the reallocation of space within urban centres that can be modified to address market shifts in order to ensure resilient future cities.

Rania Karamallah and Natalie Bellefleur
Short-Listed

SPUR

Arts and Cultural Events are not only a layer of social preservation that is part of our everyday lives, but they are the cultural identity that enhance the social construct of our cities.

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SPUR

Arts and Cultural Events are not only a layer of social preservation that is part of our everyday lives, but they are the cultural identity that enhance the social construct of our cities.

Hamam AlMajali, Khalid El-Karaki, and Hussam Khoury
Short-Listed

Autonoma

Autonoma: A co-healing strategy to reshape our buildings and develop new ones through an auto-morphic and self-sustained approach that enhances our current cities and thrives on future ones.

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Autonoma

Autonoma: A co-healing strategy to reshape our buildings and develop new ones through an auto-morphic and self-sustained approach that enhances our current cities and thrives on future ones.

Daniel Velázquez, Alejandro Salinas, Eduardo Medina

Follies in a Park

A landscape that explores how our public spaces, normally reserved for recreation, can be designed for other nontraditional activities and therefore contribute to the revitalization of a city.

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Follies in a Park

A landscape that explores how our public spaces, normally reserved for recreation, can be designed for other nontraditional activities and therefore contribute to the revitalization of a city.

Gunnar Lowe and Rishika Chaudhury

Link

The link is an attractive space with a burst of garages throughout the alleyways, that become an exchangeable platform where all unwanted assets are visible and transferable.

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Link

The link is an attractive space with a burst of garages throughout the alleyways, that become an exchangeable platform where all unwanted assets are visible and transferable.

Yassmin ElMamlouk, Alanoud Aldbian, Lara Dairawan, and Elie Tawk

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

In order to embrace the lessons taught to us by the pandemic, our design prioritizes flexibility, promotes wellness, and celebrates community and togetherness.

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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

In order to embrace the lessons taught to us by the pandemic, our design prioritizes flexibility, promotes wellness, and celebrates community and togetherness.

Allen Pratt, Smith Marks, Foad Faizi, and Sara Noorani
Short-Listed

The Cell

We need to live, work and play on the same spot, here comes the idea of the Cell complex, a mixed use building that has residential units , office spaces , recreational facilities and retail markets with a new cell concept introduced.

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The Cell

We need to live, work and play on the same spot, here comes the idea of the Cell complex, a mixed use building that has residential units , office spaces , recreational facilities and retail markets with a new cell concept introduced.

Mina Guirguis and Marina Mourad

Personal City

The building in the city. The city in the palm of your hand.

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Personal City

The building in the city. The city in the palm of your hand.

Kais Saab and Dima Abouebeid

CITY FARM

City Farm revitalises the existing hall, breaking the boundaries between interior and exterior, with strategic cuts to the building fabric bringing light and nature into the space. An environmental education centre, focused around hothouses, teaches about tropical ecosystems whilst an accessible urban farm, located on the roofscape, gives a real life experience of agricultural practices.

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CITY FARM

City Farm revitalises the existing hall, breaking the boundaries between interior and exterior, with strategic cuts to the building fabric bringing light and nature into the space. An environmental education centre, focused around hothouses, teaches about tropical ecosystems whilst an accessible urban farm, located on the roofscape, gives a real life experience of agricultural practices.

Clay Thompson and Jaekwang Lim

BEE-RICK COMPLEX

Create a community-based complex that houses different types of typologies enabling it to be a functional entity adaptable to change at any given time.

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BEE-RICK COMPLEX

Create a community-based complex that houses different types of typologies enabling it to be a functional entity adaptable to change at any given time.

Moustafa Ibrahim, Tarek AshrafAli, Yomna Shahin

A Vertical Ecosystem

The Vertical Ecosystem flips the idea of a closed tower with the fixed program to one that is built on vertical green space and only multipurpose programs. The combination of the two promote equity and diversity through the programmatic uses and re-enforce living design through the constant vertical green space and timber structure.

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A Vertical Ecosystem

The Vertical Ecosystem flips the idea of a closed tower with the fixed program to one that is built on vertical green space and only multipurpose programs. The combination of the two promote equity and diversity through the programmatic uses and re-enforce living design through the constant vertical green space and timber structure.

Stefan Burnett, Fernando Avila, and Jeremy Cheng
Short-Listed

kNOWledge CITY

Our design story is based on our analysis of the area, than we intend to crate a spot for educational and cultural exploration to population. Our equipment is basically a plug and play shelter connected direct with solar energy source of power. We were very inspired by our firm pourpose that “Design has the power to inspire joy, uplift lives, and strengthen the spirit of community” .

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kNOWledge CITY

Our design story is based on our analysis of the area, than we intend to crate a spot for educational and cultural exploration to population. Our equipment is basically a plug and play shelter connected direct with solar energy source of power. We were very inspired by our firm pourpose that “Design has the power to inspire joy, uplift lives, and strengthen the spirit of community” .

Fábio Jungstedt, Jayne Pacheco, and Guilherme Ramalho

London Wall Memorial Street

We propose a trade at London Wall street. Instead of dense vehicle traffic, We bring a memory of the waters through a canal and through other urbans equipments.

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London Wall Memorial Street

We propose a trade at London Wall street. Instead of dense vehicle traffic, We bring a memory of the waters through a canal and through other urbans equipments.

Fabio Pittas, Camila Tauil, and André Botto

resilient[CITY]

”RESILIENCE HUB” adapts to the vivid nature of the City of London in a supporting way and as a dynamic platform. A building with an evolving mechanism that connects and interacts with its surrounding.

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resilient[CITY]

”RESILIENCE HUB” adapts to the vivid nature of the City of London in a supporting way and as a dynamic platform. A building with an evolving mechanism that connects and interacts with its surrounding.

Patrick Bayer, Elizabeth Anderson, Luke Wallace, and Casey Ozog

Convivo

The Convivo model is based on a human circular economy providing housing and employment to help people integrate into the community and then make room for the next person in need. Convivo provides a space for the exchange of knowledge, compassion, and company, creating a space where people truly ‘live together’.

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Convivo

The Convivo model is based on a human circular economy providing housing and employment to help people integrate into the community and then make room for the next person in need. Convivo provides a space for the exchange of knowledge, compassion, and company, creating a space where people truly ‘live together’.

Dan McNulty, Michelle Heath, and Maria Lobit
3rd Place

Black Sky Project

What we are calling for is a rebalance of digital and physical space. The Internet needs boundaries. The Black Sky project is a series of nodes located throughout the city, that when you cross over the threshold all digital connection stops. Similar to our pilgrimage to wilderness to seek an unpolluted corner of earth to be closer to nature, the black sky project references nights where light pollution does not tint our vision, allowing us clarity.

Added 13 May 2021

Black Sky Project

What we are calling for is a rebalance of digital and physical space. The Internet needs boundaries. The Black Sky project is a series of nodes located throughout the city, that when you cross over the threshold all digital connection stops. Similar to our pilgrimage to wilderness to seek an unpolluted corner of earth to be closer to nature, the black sky project references nights where light pollution does not tint our vision, allowing us clarity.

Kevin Lo, Benjamin Anderson-Nelson, and Max Moore

LocalMotion

LocalMotion adapts the model made popular by ridesharing apps to mobilize program typologies throughout the urban fabric, activating underutilized spaces around the city. The flexibility will help stimulate the local economy and provide much-needed amenities for underserved communities, acting as real-time market studies for long-term growth.

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LocalMotion

LocalMotion adapts the model made popular by ridesharing apps to mobilize program typologies throughout the urban fabric, activating underutilized spaces around the city. The flexibility will help stimulate the local economy and provide much-needed amenities for underserved communities, acting as real-time market studies for long-term growth.

Neil Reindel, Alan Mui, Hector Reyes Arechiga, and Angelica Paleczny

Urban Bothy

Urban Bothy provides a transformative space for the New Working Class to find connection, respite, and to curate a purposeful lifestyle. Taking inspiration from traditional shelters in the English countryside that provide wanderers with refuge free of charge, Urban Bothy’s primary aim is to facilitate a community of the New Era based on social trust.

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Urban Bothy

Urban Bothy provides a transformative space for the New Working Class to find connection, respite, and to curate a purposeful lifestyle. Taking inspiration from traditional shelters in the English countryside that provide wanderers with refuge free of charge, Urban Bothy’s primary aim is to facilitate a community of the New Era based on social trust.

Juliette Zidek, Wyatt Beard, Katie Coffey, and Romero
Merit

COMMUNITY 01

Community01 re-imagines the fabric of communities to a much smaller cluster where the building is a living adaptable and growing community where humans’ basic needs are insured to be met within this Eco-system.

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COMMUNITY 01

Community01 re-imagines the fabric of communities to a much smaller cluster where the building is a living adaptable and growing community where humans’ basic needs are insured to be met within this Eco-system.

Kareem MagdyMosaad, Mohamed MahmoudElaroussi, and Ahmed SamehShaaban
Short-Listed

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven is envisioned as a dramatic tower that mixes housing with a variety of program types in an unexpected and diffused vertical space that proposes a new urban typology for London and other dense metropolitan areas.

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Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven is envisioned as a dramatic tower that mixes housing with a variety of program types in an unexpected and diffused vertical space that proposes a new urban typology for London and other dense metropolitan areas.

Dustin Columbatto and Matthew Lewis
Short-Listed

Paradigm Shift

This building concept is resembling the paradigm shift to overcome the post pandemic effect. Shifting planes, shifting volumes and masses in order to achieve an architectural solution.

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Paradigm Shift

This building concept is resembling the paradigm shift to overcome the post pandemic effect. Shifting planes, shifting volumes and masses in order to achieve an architectural solution.

Dania AlsayyedAhmad and Margaretta AbuEisheh

The B.I.R.D. Project

Our project aims to introduce biophilic design strategies into the area as the impacts of COVID-19 decreases the density of active population. Meanwhile, we want to address issues including social distancing and repurpose vacant office/ educational/ entertainment spaces.

Added 13 May 2021

The B.I.R.D. Project

Our project aims to introduce biophilic design strategies into the area as the impacts of COVID-19 decreases the density of active population. Meanwhile, we want to address issues including social distancing and repurpose vacant office/ educational/ entertainment spaces.

Joey Zhang, Fangzhou Zhu, and Weilun Chen
Short-Listed

Biophilia

The Biophilia Building is all about Biophilic Design patterns where prioritizing exposure to nature has proven to be of an important role in enhancing the quality of spaces, boosts immunity, and improves human health and well-being. These are all critical factors in minimizing the negative impacts of the virus and determining how our bodies fight off COVID-19.

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Biophilia

The Biophilia Building is all about Biophilic Design patterns where prioritizing exposure to nature has proven to be of an important role in enhancing the quality of spaces, boosts immunity, and improves human health and well-being. These are all critical factors in minimizing the negative impacts of the virus and determining how our bodies fight off COVID-19.

Tarek MahmoudHassanElDewiny, Marcelle NasifTawfik, and Youssef Elnegouly
Short-Listed