Vertical Cities Asia: International Design Competition and Symposium 2013 (Volume 3: Everyone Harvests)
The scale and speed at which Asian cities are growing and densifying is without historical precedent. Continued recycling of existing urban planning and architectural models will lead to devastating effects on land, infrastructure, and the environment.
The Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition and Symposium was created to encourage design explorations and research into the prospects of new models for the increasingly vertical, dense, and intense urban environments in Asia. Editions one (Chengdu, 2011) and two (Seoul, 2012) of the five-year programme were themed 'Everyone Needs Fresh Air' and 'Everyone Ages'.
The third edition (Hanoi, 2013) was themed 'Everyone Harvests', and sought potential solutions for an entirely new approach to urban agriculture. The competition called for new modes of urban agriculture forged with consideration of energy and water resources. This book presents the spectrum of innovative design and theoretical approaches proposed in the competition entry schemes and symposium.
The Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition and Symposium is organised by the National University of Singapore s School of Design and Environment, and is sponsored by Beijing Vantone Citylogic Investment Corporation and the World Future Foundation. The participating universities are The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Delft University of Technology, National University of Singapore, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Tongji University, Tsinghua University, University of California (UC) Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Tokyo.
Ng Wai Keen is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.
Tomohisa Miyauchi is Senior Lecturer in the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.
Publication Year: 2014
192 pages, 305mm x 230mm
ISBN: 978-9810-91-116-4, Paperback
Published by School of Design and Environment, NUS
Distributed by NUS Press