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List of the winners and mentionated projects of WT SmartCity 2014, International Award for the Architecture.


Prize WT SmartCityAward 2014


First Pize
Mario Cucinella - Nuova Sede dell'ARPT

The dunes appear as ‘natural’ buildings, constructed by wind and sand. Bioclimatic architecture, by the natural cooling techniques, convex and concave to capture the wind

Second Pize
Geofutures - Biotic City

Geofutures @ Rensselaer School of Architecture / Jessica Hernandez, Edgar Garcia & Bing Bai (students); Chris Perry, Andrew Saunders & Fleet Hower (faculty). Propose a floating linear structure composed of biodegradable materials grown and collected on-site. 

Third Pize
BAT and ACHAZABALLA arquitectos - Baltic Sea Park

Undulating building that envelops a bridge with public functions and ecological placed near a natural park and above a river. Sustainable use exploiting the natural elements


Special Mentions WT SmartCityAward 2014


Aprilli Studio - Urban Skyfarm

Vertical farm prototype which would mainly support food production and distribution and improve the urban environmental quality through water, air filtration and renewable energy production

Armarada "Design the Future" - Avis Magica

Organic architecture, a Vertical Nature that integrates in the building's structure mesophyll cells that produce oxygen, similar with those from plants

 Arthur Azoulai and Melody Rees - Praxis of Flow

Dynamically simulating self-organizing biological systems. Selective decision-making is used to sculpt innate yet deliberate spatial relationships and formal qualities

Castelli Design - Mediastone

Concept for large multimedia wall covered with panels of pattern that imitates the sedimentary rocks of seabeds. Conceived as the electrophoretic E-Ink imaging technology, the panels produce dynamic signs with slightly corroded edges

Corfone and Partners - EcoDynamic Nozon Valley

The masterplan improves the existing environment at different levels: it creates a useful water network serving the whole valley; it strengthens ecological diversity and biopermeability through green corridors; it allows to produce sustainable energy

Picernocerasolab - Synapse Eco Link

The skyscraper will also provide a link to the new port village and it is a green building providing a home for the exploration of marine ecologies and future bio technologies, with a focus on Algae produc- tion

Richard Moreta (RA+D/UJED) - The City as a “Mega Power Plant”

Revolutionary use of the structure of the vertical master planning for their chimneys of the convention air exchange wind turbine system located at the bases of the building, in the underground parking lots acting as a huge chamber of negative pression to the top intake air entrance located at the top of the building

Stephan Sobl - Vertical Strip "A Hanging Tower"

Interplay of opaque massive surfaces capable of incorporating poché and lightweight, fragile structure. The resulting environments developed by these distinct architectural languages are exploited and distributed vertically to create extreme spatial sequences


Best Selection WT SmartCity 2014, International Award for the Architecture


Alles Wird Gut - Bio Campus

Self-sufficient and self-supporting campus-like hills, buildings are ideally shaped to use natural energies such as sunlight and wind for cooling and lighting

AmphibianArc - Zoomlion Single Tower

The campus have characteristic of technological innovation aimed to sustainability and to create new forms of design like the space shuttle tied to its launching pad

Derek Pirozzi - Polar Umbrella

Desalination system in form of skyscraper Arctic with NOAA technology float. Using a salt water as an energy source, Umbrella, works as a thermal skin that regenerates the ice cap, freezing the water

Dioinno + University at Buffalo - Wheels in the Sky

New non-motorized mobility infrastructure is proposed to be overlaid on existing urban conditions as ornaments. The overlaid infrastructure as a whole becomes a city-scale iconography. It’s parts work as functional ornaments

Future City Lab - Hydramax

Interactive harbor face to sustainability and control of the quality of life through interactive technologies

Galantini Studio and Ricardo Zurita - Rapid Response Architecture

The neighborhood is still an active shipping port with the presence of linked and stacked shipping containers. Powerful in its iconic simplicity, the container is an ideal element - appropriate for its functional and poetic qualities

Herwig Baumgartner - Condo Tower

An intelligent building, as an organism between nature and architecture, this tower allows digital techniques, interactive resources and use of new technologies and materials

JAPA architects - Dynamic Vertical Networks

Territorial vertical farming initiative which ensures food supply for the future via a set of connected vertical crop production structures located close to dense city areas

Jensen Liu - Aurora Borealis Observatory

Observatory harness the energy and beauty of the aurora borealis through magnetism and winds that come to be created. Stainless steel skin and leather LEED systems allow the reflection of the phenomenon. Building hollowed to exploit geothermal energy

Joseph di Pasquale - Kingsborn Sport and Resort Village

Urban center, self-sufficient with large roofs shading in deep relationship with the nature. Masterplan placed to maximize solar exposure and to take advantage of water power

LAVA Studio - Astana Railway Station

Station hub of the city, with the aim of reducing carbon emissions through sustainable technologies. Wavy shape composed by a mesh with openings for the entry of light for the undulates frame

Luca Curci - Organic Cities

The organic buildings become part of the new megalopolis, cultural and natural places with social life. The masterplan has been created to be adaptive and to evolve with society

LUD Studio - Vertical Central Park

Central park vertically with thematic and functional division of the skyscraper. Integration with the vertical of the park and exploitation of ventilation

Oppenheim Studio - Marina + Beach Towers

Emergent building that has also allowed the creation of an ethereal botanical wonderland, the structure incorporates solar and wind arrays

Paul Jones, David Dobereiner and Chris Brown - Organicity

The new smart city is an opportunity to speculate an alternative model for a new urban mixed-use community. Our concept is derived from the cells of plants, that combine together to form a living organism

Sam Hau Sum Ming - Revealing Mysterious Garden

New revelation of nature. Designed himself as the natural environment, the hexagonal façade become an element that contributes to the cooling of the underlying aquifer

Sergio Sanz Pont - A Palace For Nature

Botanical oasis of self-sustainability with new technologies for reuse of water, to give life in the middle of the desert



Project review - WT SmartCity Award 2013

accessibilità Francesco Colarossi - Giovanna Saracino - Luisa Saracino - Coffice Studio - Solar Wind

Viadotto sostenibile che utilizza lo spazio lasciato vuoto inserendo un impianto eolico in gradi di produrre elettricità sufficiente per alimentare 15000 case


qualità della vita

Studio Mobile - Cristiana Favretto - Antonio Girardi - Jellyfish Barge

Ecosistema chiuso in grado di fornire le condizioni adatte per la coltivazione grazie all'ausilio della luce solare


Arup Biomimetics Alanna Howe and Alexander Hespe - WHEN Ocean City

Insediamento sottomarino che imita i sistemi naturali creando ambienti urbani autosufficienti grazie all'estrazione di acqua dolce, alle culture idroponiche e alle correnti oceaniche che permettono la produzione di energia


Chetwood Architects - Laurie Chetwood - London Bridge Sprouts Solar Powered Vertical Farm

Ponte alimentato ad energia solare che ospita, oltre ad un centro commerciale, una fattoria idroponica biologica

qualità della vita

Djuric Tardio - Sticks

Sistema di micro-asili nido temporanei, nata dal bisogno crescente di luoghi per la prima infanzia a Parigi e nelle aree urbane


Dorin Stefan Birou Arhitectură - Solar Skyscraper

Grattacielo rivestito di pannelli fotovoltaici che ospita uffici e spazi pubblici con dirigibili-ascensore che fungono da osservatori

accessibilità James Law Cybertecture - Technosphere

Edificio ecologico che trae ispirazione dalla terra e prevede accorgimenti sostenibili quali pannelli solari, impianti di schermatura solare passiva e riciclo dell'acqua


Kulthida Songkittipakdee - Jen Hung - Tien Wu - Cheng Pan - IA Lab - Acupuncture Tower

Torre rivestita di alghe in grado di reagire con la luce del sole che producono biocarburante e capace di desalinizzare l'acqua


Menomenopiù Architects - Solar Loop

Struttura che presenta una forma appositamente studiata per esporre la maggior parte della sua superficie ai raggi solari


Meta-territory Studio - Symbiotic Interlock

Struttura modulare prefabbricata che entra in simbiosi con le infrastrutture verticali della città che ha lo scopo di creare una rete su più livelli di nodi e spazi verdi per la città

accessibilità Michele Puzzolante - Resort Solar Floating

Piccola isola galleggiante rivestita da un sottilissimo film fotovoltaico in grado di produrre energia dal sole e dalla luce artificiale e di accumularla rendendola disponibile per le ore notturne


Pavlina Dolezalova and Jan Smekal - City Respiration System of Shanghai

Torre elicoidale che ha lo scopo di ripulire l'aria delle città più inquinate in tutto il mondo


Phu Hoang Office - No Man's Land

Progetto che ha lo scopo di creare isole artificiali per portare nuove strutture turistiche, produrre energia rinnovabile e raccogliere acqua dolce.


Pierre Cardin - Rodrigo Basilicati - Palais Lumière

Edificio in grado di raggiungere un equilibrio tra energia generata e consumata grazie ai suoi impianti fotovoltaici, geotermici e l'utilizzo di vetro a bassa emissione


Pinkcloud - The Oil Silo Home

Proposta di riqualificazione di silos per lo stoccaggio del petrolio, convertiti in sistemi abitativi energicamente autosufficienti

accessibilità Plantagon - Vertical Farm

Fattoria o Serra Verticale, i cui prodotti vengono fatti crescere e maturare grazie a un sistema idroponico, quindi senza l'ausilio della terra


Sarly Adre Bin Sarkum - Water Scraper

Grattacielo subacqueo che consiste in una unità galleggiante completamente autonoma, autosufficiente, funzionale, vivibile


Studio LAVA - Laboratory for Visionary Architecture - Bionic Tower

Robot che offre un sistema di trasporto molto agibile che permette di ampliare la fascia di mobilità anche a disabili motori


Victor Kopeykin - Pavel Zabotin - Kinematic Skyscraper

Grattacielo futuristico che si configura come una città autonoma in quanto utilizza un impianto geotermico, posto alla base, e pannelli fotovoltaici sulla facciata


Vincent Callebautl -"Kings Forest" Rest House Complex

Dispositivo progettato per disabili motori che fanno uso di sedia a rotelle per permettere loro di partecipare a esercizi anaerobici e aerobici


Yoav Messer Architects - Econtainer

Ponte tentacolare realizzato con container riutilizzati pensato per  fornire l'accesso a pedoni, biciclette e navette di piccole dimensioni


Zhi Zheng - Hongchuan Zhao - Dongbai Song - Himalaya Water Tower

Grattacielo situato nella catena montuosa dell'Himalaya con lo scopo di immagazzinare l'acqua prodotta dallo scioglimento dei ghiacci e di regolarne la dispersione nei territori circostanti


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