競賽名稱：2014 Elevator Annual Award
The program challenges participants to design or present an Elevator concept that takes into account today’s need for a unique vertical transportation experience with the added expectation of spectacular views during the ascend to higher floors or planes. The competition is an investigation, analysis and exploration of the unique public and sometimes private elevator space and the importance to the dynamic vertical community it creates and also capable of regulating through its movement in space and time and possibilities of a “unique vertical experience” during that transition or journey.
The new proposed elevator design should in general maximise positive impact of such a vertical vehicle and be an acceptable addition to today’s skyscraper (or that of the future) or solve a particular transportation problem; for example a community being able to move vertically easily or gain access to certain facilities / amenities more efficiently. It should respond directly to the issue or need for more possibilities for such a space, whilst where possible addressing the problem facing architects of height to which a single elevator could operate and the social, environmental, energy, cultural and economic issues.
【獎項】: 最佳特別獎Special Mention
作品名稱: H.O.P.E Human.Ocean.Pollution.Environment
What other function does the elevator have expect transporting people or objects to another place? Can it offer a unique journey? Therefore, I am proposing an elevator that can take people on an eco-tour to the underwater world and equipped with special filtration system, desalination and water treatment system to filtered and clean the seawater.
70% of the earth surface is covered by water. Today the human kind is threatened by the increasing pollution around the world. (e.g. water pollution, greenhouse effect, global warming and disappearing glacier). The marine life is facing a serious crisis.
The Underwater Ecology Center is where visitors can take the elevator to the education museum, hotel, and the spaces under water. With the underwater journey, people can interact with the sea creatures; experience the temperature change and pressure variation. Traveling with the elevator to different depth of the ocean can be a thrill experience for those ocean-loving adventurers. Meanwhile, the whole mechanic system not only purifies the ocean and feedback to the environment, but raises compassion for marine conservation and consciousness to the crises that the marine ecosystem is facing NOW.
【獎項】: Mention 佳作
作品名稱: A VERTICAL EXCHANGE
A number of global mega-cities have a counterpart of unregulated slums. The slum dwellers often provide labor service to the rich part of the city, while urban infrastructure service never comes into the slum communities. This project proposes a reversed exchange to the situation. While in the rich neighborhoods people go to gym to work out, this program collects their physical exercising labor to provide power to a series of elevators. Various forms of vertical transportation are designed to adapt the spatial condition of the slum while the exchange of the power happens underground. The rich provides manual labor for the poor, for a vertical change.