RTF Announces Results for Rethinking The Future Architecture Awards 2020 for Excellence in Architecture & Design
New Delhi, India – 25 Feb 2020 – International Architecture Platform Rethinking the Future has announced Results for the 8th Edition of the annual Award Series Rethinking the Future of the 2020 Award for excellence in Architecture and Design.
Famous companies such as Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, Salazar Architect Inc., Rechner Architects, Rosales + Partners, UNStudio, and many more are among the Winners this year.
Rethinking the Future has created one of the biggest awards in architecture and design with some of the world’s most respected studios as winners such as Bjarke Ingels Group & Dialogue, Perkins Eastman, HOK, Page, RTKL, AHR, Aecom, Henning Larsen, CAZA, DLR Group, Behnisch Architekten, UNstudio, HOK, Gensler, HKA, LMN Architects, LAN Architecture, WOW Architects, EYP Inc., Line and Space LLC, IDOM UK Ltd, CCB Architects, etc.
The aim of the award is to raise awareness around the strategies used by Architects and Designers around the world to face contemporary global challenges, and to bring the best projects to light to inspire the next generation.
This year, the competition received 1500+ Entries from 40+ Countries, under 50 categories.
The following are excerpts from the Winners, for more details, please visit the Official RTF Awards Website.
Slack Headquarters by Studio O + A
Award 1 – Commercial (Built)
With its beautiful terrace and selected cafes, rest areas, photography and art, the Slack’s San Francisco office takes a broad view of how work helps people develop. If every workday is an increase along the road that we cannot predict at the end, why does the workplace not reflect that uncertainty? The design for Slack deliberately changes the floor plan and places the design beam in unexpected places on each floor. Using the natural landscape as inspiration, designers reach a model environment for employee welfare.
VENTURE RIO ECO2 by Krause – Architecture + Interior
Award 1 – Commercial (Concept)
ECO2 combines cutting edge sustainable technology to reconnect what will become a new vision for a resilient desert community. Mixed, low-rise, high-density development will be the first modern community in the world to operate without fossil-fueled vehicles on the road surface. The ECO2 plan offers an approach that shows that agriculture can coexist with development, that sustainability can last.
Warehouse by Dofe Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group
Award 1 – Culture (Built)
Shed is an 18,500 m² art center dedicated to commissioning, producing and presenting original works of art, in all disciplines, for all audiences. Shed’s open infrastructure can become permanently flexible for an unknown future and is responsive to variability in the scale, media, technology, and needs of developing artists. Shed’s non-profit mission is to ensure diverse New York City communities have equitable access to cultural opportunities.
The Beggar Pier Art Complex and the Ten to One Rebuilding Design Vision
Award 1 – Culture (Concept)
The Beggar Pier Art Complex is at the heart of the vision of redevelopment design. The Art Complex is a collection of additional institutional and multipurpose spaces including public parks, exhibition and event spaces, studio making rooms and educational workshop facilities, the work of artist-in-residence / live studios, townhouses with flexible, commercial studio apartments, and, under development larger, marinas, hotels, conferences and shared work spaces.
International Self-drive Tours and Recreational Vehicle Camps By Arch-Hermitby Suzanne Holtz Studio
Award 1 – Hospitality (Built)
The campsite is the best place for tourists who drive themselves to stop and enjoy the beautiful view of Ranwu Lake. There are comprehensive travel services at the campsite, such as travel information, service management centers, restaurants, Tibetan special exhibitions and sales, luxury holiday hotels, bars, medical assistance, vehicle repair, tent camping, RV camping and 176 car parks, 5 parking spaces tour buses and 7 RV parking spaces are provided.
Karma Bequia By P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
Award 1 – Hospitality (Concept)
Karma Bequia operates as a “rural ensemble” consisting of grouping new buildings and open spaces. This project features various sizes of living units with public facilities such as marinas, spas, swimming pools, fitness centers, and cafes / bars. It focuses on exploring and developing prefabricated methods to be sent and installed in remote locations, and which outside of its own generic nature can still be embedded in the native local language. The layout takes advantage of the dramatic slope directly from the beach, allowing the project to flow down to the beach while integrating with its environment with smooth shapes and materials.
Get excited! by Salazar Architect Inc
1st Award – Housing – More than 5 floors (Built)
Get excited! is affordable high-rise housing in Portland, Oregon that draws inspiration from the surrounding environment and the communities it serves to create solutions that are culturally meaningful and contextually rich. Shell buildings are designed keeping in mind the history of the site. This building provides 93 units of one, two and three bedrooms, including 40 Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) apartments for families who have moved away from homelessness.
Bosco Esposizione By Torres Arquitetos + Construesse + YDesing
Award 1 – Housing – More than 5 floors (Concept)
The Bosco Exposizione residence, located in Caxias do Sul, inside the Rio Grande do Sul, with a total area of 7,810.00 m², consists of a volume of 10 single, solid and linear prismatic floors. This building seeks to explore dialogue between personal and urban life through nature.
Réhabilitation des anciennes archives départementales en logements by S&AA – Schweitzer et Associes Architectes
1st Award – Housing – up to 5 floors (Built)
This impressive monumental building is an integral part of the architectural and urban planning scheme for Neustadt, which includes the University and Saint-Maurice districts, and the cultural and urban development strategy of the Second Reich, which includes the construction of the National and University Library in 1890. Eclectic style: a mixture of Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Classical.
Bamboo Terrace Homes By Eleena Jamil Architect
Award 1 – Housing – up to 5 floors (Concept)
A typical terrace house reference proposal in Malaysia with a 22 foot wide front facing the road. This design explores the potential of replacing construction materials such as concrete, steel and bricks with bamboo in a very popular home typology. This proposal is still in an experimental stage, but is expected to spark interest among developers and local governments with a view to starting to build housing using bamboo more sustainably.
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center By Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Award 1 – Institution (Built)
The Vagelos Education Center is part of the Columbia University Medical Center. Completed in 2016, the building reflects a paradigm shift in medical education from passive, based teaching to team-based problem solving, while simultaneously responding to the site’s narrow footprint and tapered zoning envelopes.
Rabat Ibn Sina Hospital By HKS Inc.
First Prize – Institutional (Concept)
By uniting three different hospitals in one building it became a symbol for unity and strength. This facility consists of various different components, each of which is part of a larger holistic health care environment. The design treats them equally and unites them under one roof, allowing opportunities for synergy and collaboration for staff as well as comfort in access to health care for patients.
Alnatura Campus by Haas Cook Zemmrich
Award 1 – Office Building (Built)
Alnatura is a high-end food market chain that features regional and natural products. Work Environment Forms the core of the Alnatura Campus in Darmstadt. The Alnatura Work Environment is not designed to impress but rather to invite: it is open to its environment, to new ideas, and even more importantly, to people.
Revolution by Perkins and Will
Award 1 – Office Building (Concept)
The new paradigm must incorporate strategies to reduce energy burdens while maximizing efficiency in the future workplace. Overall, the building aspires to be 100% recyclable. Through active and passive solar design, for 20 years, this building is estimated to save $ 3,450,000 for electricity alone. In addition, this building will also save millions, function as zero clean waste and zero zero water buildings, and will benefit the environment, building occupants, and surrounding communities.
Java Rain by Ficus
Award 1 – Private (Artificial) Landscape Project
‘Java Rain’ is a 5-hectare resort located on a 40-hectare coffee plantation in Chikamagalur and is part of the Western Ghats that is sensitive to the environment. The idea is to focus on maintaining these impressions, without adding deliberate structure, examining ideas such as ‘as found’ and ‘basic numbers’. Site appraisal and dialogue with clients are the main triggers in pouring ideas to their core.
Redfern Warehouse By Ian Moore Architects
Award 1 – Private Residence (Built)
The adaptive reuse of this former warehouse has kept the exterior virtually untouched, with only a few new windows being inserted into the existing openings. This soft touch has been extended to the interior, where the original brick walls have been exposed and large wooden roof trusses are highlighted as a starting point for conversion to a family home.
Casa Mas By Doo Architecture
Award 1 – Private Residence (Concept)
Limited by limited development rules and lot restrictions, this residence is designed as a volume collection of raw concrete. Design elements such as natural light, materiality, and typology, determine the main architectural principles that control the project and its geometry. Space is understood as a collection of small volumes whose interactions create a flow that circulates throughout the courtyard space, and allows natural light to wash all habitable areas.
Diablos Rojos Baseball Stadium By FGP Atelier and Taller ADG
First Prize – Sports and Recreation Project (Built)
Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium is more than a building, it is an urban complex. The Estadio Diablos will have a monumental lightweight roof structure resembling the Diablos trident, which drastically contrasts with the predictable roof geometry that has historically established baseball stadiums around the world. Sky indications, the roof design is sharp, translucent, and dynamic. Consisting of mild steel wrapped in PTFE textile material, the roof will be an iconic symbol for the great City of Mexico.
Future Stadia With Pendulum
First Prize – Sports and Recreation Project (Concept)
This design was created with the aim of targeting communities who want to promote economic development with sports as a catalyst for growth. Technology integration is very important for stadium design. The inspiration for the overall aesthetics of the stadium is “contextual fluidity”. Design can take the form that best suits the environment and context.
LA Salon Prototype by FGP Atelier
Award 1 – Fashion, Lifestyle & Accessories (Made)
The main goal behind LA Salon Prototype is to re-create the salon experience as deep, interactive, and enlightening. FGP Atelier designed a unique atmosphere designed specifically for the next generation of global celebrity young people who formed their clients.
Lucina Women’s and Children’s Hospital by B + H Architects
Award 1 – Health Health (Interior) (Built)
The Lucina 23-storey hospital complex breaks traditional boundaries by combining high-class patient care for women and children (including antenatal care, gynecology, midwifery, neonatal and postnatal), administrative offices, maternity hotels, rehabilitation and fitness centers, children early education center, family health inspection center, and other supporting facilities in one building. The project embodies a new type of building that combines health, hospitality and entertainment components.
Nieuwbouw S Radboudumc Nijmegen by Suzanne Holtz Studio
Award 1 – Health Health (Interior) (Concept)
Through a clear and unambiguous interior design, this large hospital offers a green environment that is friendly, easily accessible and safe, as well as an environment that contributes to the healing process. The interior design gives a human touch to this large complex. The principle of Healing Environment is applied: the discovery of clear paths, natural light views, views of green plants, autonomy thanks to one-person rooms with bright places and spaces, which means that patients are also encouraged to be physically active when outside their rooms.
EL MORO By Cadena Concept Design
Award 1 – Hospitality (Interior) (Built)
El MORO® has been one of the most popular daily life images in Mexico City since 1935, capturing a different audience because of its irrevocable authenticity and rich taste that offers the best hot chocolate and churro in the nation’s capital. Understanding their family values and history to incorporate and incorporate them into a new strategic vision, is the guiding principle in this project.
About a pleasant life By Yuanmao’s interior design studio
Award 1 – Residential (Interior) (Built)
The public area defines the interior and exterior with two brick walls opposite, creating a sunroom with a ceiling that tends to provide natural light in the kitchen. This public area is activated by moving the iron elements that separate the study room and kitchen when needed.
Aqualuna By II BY IV DESIGN
Award 1 – Residential (Interior) (Concept)
Complex and poetic in design, this 2-tower condominium complex displays the height of iconic residential architecture, luxurious interiors and luxurious features that highlight the developing environment it inhabits. This charming project is a new and fourth installment of a waterfront community in one of the largest cities in North America.
BKBX By Arrowstreet Inc
Award 1 – Retail (Interior) (Built)
The design for this new boutique-style fitness center reinforces the core pillars of Brooklyn Boulders for Train, Connect, Recover, and Adventure. Technology and lighting are an integral part of the latest Brooklyn Boulders. All facilities are equipped with real-time tracking so members can visualize their progress and adjust their training.
Moloko Milk Bar By Architects and Earles Partners
Award 1 – Retail (Interior) (Concept)
Located on the lively Chicago food scene, Moloko is a dessert bar specializing in cakes and luxury cakes, served alongside artisanal drinks for a diverse and intelligent crowd. Moloko displays various seating and dining options for visitors’ preferences in social interactions. Setiap karya kustom adalah studi dalam geometri lembut, diimbangi dengan kemewahan, materialitas jujur, seperti meja marmer Tesoro Blue yang diletakkan di atas alas kaca yang ditiup di depan ruang makan.
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3 Swedia Oleh Studio Stockholm Arkitektur AB
Penghargaan 1 – Tempat Kerja (Interior) (Dibangun)
Konsep ini didasarkan pada karakteristik stereotip bagi mereka yang bekerja di Tiga – mereka hidup, berwawasan ke depan, muda, sporty dan sehat, dengan keragaman internasional. Tiga ciri khas telah diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa desain untuk mencapai dekorasi yang tepat. Konsep desain interior dicirikan oleh solusi digital, pilihan material yang kuat seperti lantai beton, kayu solid dan baja galvanis, serta detail tak terduga seperti tali panjat multi-warna dan kabel LED.
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A Building By Susan Strauss Design
1st Award – Workplace (Interior) (Concept)
As the corporate headquarters for multiple companies, this project was to be memorable, professional, and elegant. Utilizing strong geometric motifs on the exterior, the designer created a striking façade in a timeless colorway. The design concentrates on a focal section of the building whose architectural details make it the perfect spot to draw the eye in.
The High Line By Diller Scofidio + Renfro
1st Award – Public Landscape Project (Built)
The High Line is an extraordinary public park built on an elevated rail structure on the West Side of Lower Manhattan. Since its opening, the park has been lauded as an icon for innovative design and sustainability, a defining feature in its neighborhood, and a powerful catalyst for investment.
Avilala Ecological Park By Ravikumar and Associates
1st Award – Public Landscape Project (Concept)
The purpose of this project is to develop an Ecological Park with water conservation as a priority. This proposal intends to create a park, representing the ecology of the surrounding region, within the following design intents, catering to the local public as well as the visitors;
- Creation of ecological HABITATS. 2. Providing ecological EXPERIENCE to the visitors. 3. Spreading KNOWLEDGE & awareness about ecology. 4. Developing RECREATIONAL activities & spaces within the park.
Seaport Circle By Arrowstreet Inc
1st Award – Mixed Use (Concept)
Seaport Circle is a new type of project– a hybrid building/landscape that fosters opportunities for social impact, enriches the environment, and creates economic opportunities for all. The design is holistic, with landscape designed as a phyto-forest to capture air particulates and mitigate stormwater impacts and urban heat island effects. Seaport Circle optimizes the outcomes for both the environment and people, providing a comprehensive strategy to achieve a high-performance building that is ready for climate changes in the future.
ABWAB By Fahed + Architects
1st Award – Pop-ups and Temporary Structure (Built)
The Abwab Pavilion was designed in collaboration with the Dubai Design District and Bee’ah for the 2017 Dubai Design Week. The pavilion was designed to be an innovative work of art, predominantly using the recycled materials from Bee’ah to showcase creativity through various domains of art. The Pavilion starts and ends with very concept of sustainability. All materials used in the development of this structure are sustainable and 100% recyclable.
The Golden Cage By Form4 Architecture
1st Award – Pop-ups and Temporary Structure (Concept)
The rich and lyrical symbolism of Metamorphoses is the theme for this Burning Man base pavilion design in Black Rock City, Nevada. This design suggests an experience symbolizing the nature of Metamorphoses, of transformation, following a path of mystery and ambiguity. There is village that surrounds both sides of The Man, within which there are eight workshops, workshops that focus on transformation, on how the world might progress if we made the effort.
Community Center Ceminac By Rechner Architects
1st Award – Public Building (Built)
Community Center Ceminac was designed and built to become a central location for different activities, social interaction, events, celebrations, ceremonies, entertainments, concerts and exhibitions. Respecting the context, the shape of the building was designed to adapt to the street silhouette. Community Center Ceminac is an architectural contribution for better and meaningful life in one small place.
Alief Neighborhood Center By EYP Inc
1st Award – Public Building (Concept)
The Alief Neighborhood Center combines three City of Houston departments (Library, Parks, & Health) to create a civic center at the heart of the redeveloped 37-acre urban park. Raised out of the floodplain, the building’s elevated ‘front porch’ frames a space for the diverse community to come together, share ideas, and express an identity unique to Alief. The Center is a model for resilient design in a post hurricane Harvey environment – a ‘lily-pad’ for those seeking shelter from the storm.
Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge By Rosales + Partners
1st Award -Transportation (Built)
The Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge is a new 750’ (228m) long multi-use walkway located on the banks of the Charles River in Boston, MA. It connects the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood to the Esplanade Park. One of the goals for the new pedestrian bridge project was to achieve visual transparency and lightness to allow views of the park, river and adjacent historic landmark Longfellow Bridge.
Brainport Smart District By UNStudio
1st Award – Urban Design (Concept)
Located in Helmond’s Brandevoort district, the Smartest neighbourhood in the world is currently being developed. BSD will be a 150 hectares mixed-use innovation district in which the urban environment is designed in conjunction with the latest insights and techniques in the area of health, data, mobility, energy generation and circularity, which are used here to create a sustainable and beautiful living environment.
Nomad Chair 2019 by Henning Stummel Architects
1st Award – Furniture Design (Built)
Nomad Chair 2019 is part of a new collection of flat pack ply-wood furniture. Each chair is made of five robust components that simply slot together – no glue, no screws and no tools required. Assembling and disassembling is easy and only takes minutes. The chair flat packs beautifully into a compact pizza box 640 x 540mm and weighs less than 10kg.
Yugen Collection By II By IV Design
1st Award -Interior Design Elements (Built)
Yugen is a Japanese word used to describe the subtle yet profound mysterious sense of beauty in nature. The Yugen Collection is a luxuriously tactile offering of contemporary carpets that evokes beauty derived from natural elements, triggering an emotional response and aesthetic power that moves the senses. The visual energies and patterns found in nature are expressed through five unique designs that represent a combination of the five natural elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Space.
Undulae By TN MOS
1st Award – Interior Design Elements (Concept)
Undulae is a series of table and pendant lamps made of cornstarch-based bioplastic tubes. Bioplastic is made from the mixture of cornstarch, water, vinegar and glycerin with particular proportion and mixing process. Bioplastic mixture is spread on a sheet of parchment paper with another sheet on top to make a sandwiched unit. This is held with a PVC pipe inside to hold the unit in place by gravity.