CHICAGO GREENING JUNGLE CONCRETE
AWRcompetitions proposes the design of a new skyscraper inside the Near North Side, Chicago.
Chicago is the city where some of the first skyscrapers were built, but since a few years, the city is tryingto make a change in favor of the environment.One of the goal is to avoid the Urban Heat Island Effect.
The city of Chicago was forced to consider this option after a heat wave in 1995 claimed a number of livesdue to extreme inner city temperatures. These extreme temperatures were caused by the “Urban HeatIsland effect”, in which heat in the city is absorbed by pavements, buildings, and asphalt.Stormwater in Chicago is also a major problem because the city’s stormwater and sewage systems arecombined. This means that during a downpour, the system is overwhelmed, resulting in overflows andsewage pollution.This contest wants to propose an integrated idea of high quality architecture with a focus on the environmentaltheme, choosing among the many possible options, also the green roof, to integrate the new building withthe initiative of the city and Greening the Concrete Jungle.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Partner and Architect m.a.a. Klavs Hyttel has been with C. F. Møller since April 1986, interrupted by the period from 1 August 1994 to 1 August 1996 when he was associate professor at the Aarhus School of Architecture, from which he is also a graduate. Klavs has been a partner at C. F. Møller since 1 January 1997.
As a partner, Klavs has been responsible for a wide range of projects for the construction of educational and research institutions, commercial construction and construction of cultural and residential buildings. The healthcare sector is a key architectural field, with the planning and design of many large and complex hospital projects both in Denmark and abroad, but also on a smaller scale, such as Hospice Djursland and chapels in Oslo and Herning.
Klavs contributes his overview and wide experience throughout the process, from the first exchange of ideas with the client, further idea development and drawings, to project design and execution.
A large proportion of the construction projects have won both national and international awards, and together with the architectural practice Klavs has also been awarded the Københavns Murerlaugs (Copenhagen Masons' Guild) Architecture Prize in 1999 and the Nykredit Architecture Prize in 2006.
Klavs also serves as expert adjudicator in architectural competitions and has held a number of honorary positions, most recently as chairman of the Danish Association of Architectural Firms.
Carrie Strickland is the Co-Founder and Principal Architect of Works Progress Architecture, based in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
She has built an extensive background in adaptive re-use and speculative development while advocating for design as the basis for urban interventions. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati and is a registered architect in Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, Colorado and Ohio.
Carrie has served as visiting professor at Portland State University, the University of Oregon and regularly serves as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker all over the United States. Her work has been internationally recognized and includes the American Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum of Architecture and Design in 2016, over 27 AIA Awards and a Design Vanguard recognition in 2009.
Thorsten Johann is a Senior Project Leader at Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Thorsten leads design teams for large-scale, mixed-use residential projects across the country. Driven by research, ethnographic studies, and real-time data, Tosh is experienced in designing and leading teams with a wide range of disciplines. He has contributed to many of Studio Gang’s most recognizable projects over his fifteen year tenure, including Aqua Tower, City Hyde Park, Vista Tower, and the new United States Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil. Originally from Munich, Germany, Tosh earned his Master of Architecture from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, and Industrielle Handelskammer Regensburg.
First: URBAN CANOPY
Le Cosquer Mathieu
Jean Pierre Trou
Participants will be able to produce or use one external documentation provided by the website www.awrcompetition.com or personal resources.
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This competition is closed for other registration, the Deadline was: 2018-03-03