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[124] Ark the shelter for living + working + supply
Dawei Xia + Jun Yin + Sitong Chen + Yuening Cao + Qiru Zhong (China)

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Sasha Urano+Hansong Cho “House for Our Mothers”

 

Sasha Urano+Hansong Cho “House for Our Mothers”

Sasha Urano+Hansong Cho “House for Our Mothers”


In 2050, with the emergence of mega-cities, the population up to 100 million. The population aggregation will provide more “petri dishes” for viruses to break species boundaries and rapidly mutate. The high population density make the vulnerability of large cities exposed evidently, public health incidents such as SARS and COVID-19 in Hong Kong also seem to validate this, This fragile situation is inseparable from the clear division of urban functional space, along with the high-intensity flow of urban internal transportation network.
Thirty years later, epidemics may be more frequent in high-density cities around the world, and we are not supposed to ignore such crises.
Therefore, we aim at Hong Kong, in an attempt to construct a new way of living + working + supply in densely populated cities, to cope with potential public health problems caused by large population aggregation. In a super high-rise building, we provide job opportunities, as well as the corresponding multiple types of households, offering a rich space for sharing. At the same time, it can supply certain green food under special circumstances. The design of green farms can help urban residents to survive through the most difficult 14 days.
The construction mode matches work and residence, which can effectively reduce the transmission risk and energy consumption brought by urban commuting traffic, while maintaining a certain urban economic vitality under extreme conditions of city closure.

 

Dawei Xia
(the corresponding author)
Born in HuNan, China in 1984. Joined Guangzhou University in 2016 after getting PhD in South China University of Technology in 2015.

 

Jun Yin
Born in HuNan, China in 1999. Currently an undergraduate of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Guangzhou University since 2017.

 

Sitong Chen
Born in GuangDong, China in 1999. Currently an undergraduate of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Guangzhou University since 2017.

 

Yuening Cao
Born in GuangDong, China in 1999. Currently an undergraduate of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Guangzhou University since 2017.

 

Qiru Zhong
Born in GuangDong, China in 1999. Currently an undergraduate of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Guangzhou University since 2017.