'Post-industrial Arcadian utopia'
Vedran Mimica WINNER / SERJEANT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DRAWING KUMIKO HIRAYAMA UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER Symbiotic Farm Tutors: Jane McAllister, Jane Tankard Situated at the southern extremity of the Lea Valley in east London, the project deals with industry, housing, leisure and agriculture.
It critiques the tabula rasa development of this site by Olympic agencies, producing a woven, fragile layer of lace that utters over the terrain. The landscape recycles waste from the capital ring sewer, creating a symbiotic intervention supporting a transient community of farmers. It transcends the confines of the site and envisages the growth of this linear farm - tracking the ring to create a green belt.
WINNER / SOM FOUNDATION TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP MAX WILHELM KAHLEN ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION From Bundling to Beehive Tutors: Mark Hemel, Nate Kolbe This proposes a design strategy for super-high-rise architecture, combining structure, circulation and planning in a system which does not rely on oors for stability. The structure is developed as an organic 'material' which can adapt to environmental changes.
Spaces around atria create microclimates with various intensities of ventilation and light.