2020 FuturArc 奖 —— “将自然带回城市”国际概念竞赛(FuturArc Prize 2020)

  • 竞赛主题: BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO THE CITY
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  • 报名费用:免费报名
  • 报名时间:2019年10月01日 14:00 - 2019年11月30日 23:00
  • 报名已结束
  • 作品提交:2019年11月30日 23:00

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竞赛简介:
选择位于亚洲的一座你熟悉的城市,充分评估当前自然生态所受到的侵蚀与影响。重新思考人与自然之间的关系,之间的平衡。确定你想要干预的尺度,可以是在大到整个城市尺度上的,也可以是小到一座具体的建筑物,当然这个选择要充分考虑到干预的必要性、影响性和可复制性。向被干预对象临时加入绿植与水系是很难解决这一挑战的,组委会鼓励参赛者向生物学家或生态学家取经,并在方案中运用自然生态系统的相关知识。
 
参赛资格不限,可组队,分为专业组与学生组。
 
 This year, we ask what co-existence and partnership with Nature looks like. How do we introduce new natural systems or restore degraded ones? How are the needs of Nature balanced against human ones? What does it mean to construct Nature? Can we engineer ecology? Can human actions have a restorative and regenerative impact on natural systems?
 
BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO THE CITY
The Asian metropolis has grown disconnected from Nature.
 
Biodiversity habitats that were once embedded within cities have shrunk or disappeared altogether. Ecosystem services that we relied on are impaired or lost. The cumulative impact of these changes has been devastating.
 
For instance, many rivers that once provided fresh water to urban populations now function as sewers. Not only do they  fail to support aquatic life, they are also an outright health risk to humans. Forests that were rich in flora and fauna have been encroached or cut down, often by the very people who depend on them for everyday needs. Lakes that were part of urban water catchments have been filled and turned into profit-making real estate.
 
The loss of ecosystem services is the cause of many environmental risks – floods, pollution, diseases and diminished well-being. The cities that deal with these are also less able to cope with the effects of climate change. Despite knowing this, and how its impacts affect millions across Asia, we do little to change course or avert further losses.
 
FuturArc Prize 2020 asks how an Asian city might restore a human-nature balance.
 
In most cities, change must be strategic. We must alter the urban fabric with precision and inventiveness, introducing elements and networks that work with what already exists. Within a dense landscape of buildings, roads and engineered infrastructure, we must somehow create room for new kinds of networks, which can be home to other species, and which restore natural flows and cycles.
  
This year, we ask what co-existence and partnership with Nature looks like. How do we introduce new natural systems or restore degraded ones? How are the needs of Nature balanced against human ones? What does it mean to construct Nature? Can we engineer ecology? Can human actions have a restorative and regenerative impact on natural systems?
 
THE TASK
Pick a city in Asia. This may be the city you live in or one that you are familiar with.
Evaluate the loss of natural habitats and ecosystem services.
Understand the impact of this loss on the well-being of humans and other species.
Propose new elements and networks that will invite Nature back and restore ecosystem services.
 
This year, you decide the scale and boundary of the intervention. Your proposal can be at the city-scale; it can be a retrofitted neighbourhood; or it can be a prototype for a building typology, say an office tower. Regardless, you must justify your decision on the basis of necessity, impact and replicability.
 
Remember that this challenge cannot be solved with an ad hoc addition of greenery and water to an urban fabric. It also cannot be solved by architects and planners acting alone. Entrants are encouraged to consult a biologist or an ecologist, where possible, or at the very least, make inroads into available knowledge on natural systems. The goals of co-existence and partnership with Nature can only be reached if there is an understanding of how natural and urban systems can be integrated. Your approach should illustrate a win-win solution for both humans and Nature.

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