Building: North Point Harbour Urban Planning Concept
Location: Hong Kong, China
Status: Winning Design, Proposed
Architect: Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan
AE Interests: Organic architecture, ‘wall of cells’, building relationships, and improvement of living quality in heavy urban areas. Other interests include the use of free flowing forms to transform a typical square grid city structure into an interactive and expandable urban model.
Building: Hongqiao Central Business District
Location: Shanghai, China
Status: Under construction, to be completed in 2015
Architect: MVRDV + Aedas
AE Interests: Received a 3-star ‘green building label’ for its sustainable design, the highest in China (equivalent to LEED Platinum in the US). Other interests include green architecture, sky gardens, space optimization, high performance insulation, and a sunken retail hidden away from vehicle traffic.
Building: Trans Ganga Masterplan
Location: Kanpur, India
Architect: Studio Symbiosis
AE Interests: Solutions to over-population, green roofs, earth cooling, solar facades, and natural CO2 consumption. Other interests include the design and planning of a large central park created in an effort to provide better air quality to future residents.
Building: Huizhou Masterplan
Location: Huizhou, China
Architect: dom arquitectura
AE Interests: Solar energy, wind energy, rainwater collection for self-irrigation, and double-skin latticed facades to grow plants on the exteriors of the towers. Other interest include the optimization of CO2 consumption through the design and use of a large green park.
Building: Almere City Plan for Floriade 2022
Location: Almere, Netherlands
Status: Proposal approved, to be completed by 2022
Architect: MVRDV (masterplan)
AE Interests: Integration of ultra-sustainable systems with everyday facilities such as universities, hotels, marinas, offices, homes and more. Other interests include development of biodegradable concrete, botanical library, water retaining roofs/facades, and city lights produced by fluorescent plants, insects and microbes.