Future Car Park, Hangzhou
Daniel Statham Studio, London
Lead architect: Ar. Daniel Statham
Located in the central CBD of Hangzhou, the Future Car Park spanning 30,740 sq. m. is a vertical parking complex that combines automated parking technology with green public spaces, generating a capacity of 500 parking spaces for electric and non-electrical vehicles. This comprises a series of futuristic towers, where cars are stacked by the lift and stacking system. The towers grow upwards into a connected roof form, accommodating entertainment facilities and roof gardens. The Future Car Park allows people to commute to urban hubs while bringing together the latest automated parking technology, public space, event space, and hanging gardens for the public.
Craft Not Carbon, London
(Udaipur and Frome) and Xylotek
Lead engineer: Steve Webb
Lead architects: Ar. Ananya Singhal and Ar. Jonny Buckland
As part of the 2023 London Festival of Architecture, a new timber and bamboo pavilion designed by UK-based multi-disciplinary engineering practice Webb Yates Engineers, with Anglo-Indian architecture practice Studio Saar and timber specialists Xylotek was erected in London’s Crystal Palace Park. Titled ‘Craft Not Carbon’, the pavilion is a timber-framed structure with a woven bamboo canopy that provides a temporary community hub for the festival’s duration.
The Garden Library for Refugees and Migrant Workers, Tel Aviv
Yoav Meiri Architects, Tel Aviv
Lead architect: Ar. Yoav Meiri
Photography: Y. Meiri, R. Kuper, T. Rogovski
The Garden Library for Refugees and Migrant Workers was founded in 2010 as a social-artistic urban community project. The Library is intended for migrant communities in Israel such as construction workers, farm workers, caregivers of the ailing and elderly, and refugees from Third World countries. All migrants opposite of integrated and naturalized are invited, such as temporary, deprived of housing, their provisional work permits pending, and are constant candidates for wandering and expulsion. They are foreign not only in origin, culture, and language but also in society.