Introduction: In this competition, participants are encouraged to come up with visionary concepts for a drone port – only 3 drawings, absolute freedom of scale or program. Participants are asked to propose conceptual ideas for new architectural typologies in relation to air mobility, specifically in the city of Hong Kong, through the design of an urban drone port.
Our world is changing fast, while ambitions and challenges match in importance. In this context, design can play a huge role. How do we imagine the world to be? What range of possibilities we haven’t discovered yet? What’s a Non Architecture for a World in crisis? In 2020 we started the second phase of competitions to address the issues of tomorrow.
In line with our style we propose 9+1 themes – ten critical topics to work on, but this time they come with a framework to make sure that each theme is explored from different design angles. Rather than a program, a research ecosystem composed of various competitions running in parallel and exploring the same theme from different perspectives.
Our exploration journey will continue with theme four: NEXT MOVE.
BRIEF IN SHORT:
In this competition we encourage participants to come up with visionary concepts for a drone port – only 3 drawings, absolute freedom of scale or program. Participants are asked to propose conceptual ideas for new architectural typologies in relation to air mobility, specifically in the city of Hong Kong, through the design of an urban drone port.
As cities become highly populated and technology evolves, it has become likely that air mobility might be part of the transportation modes of the future. In this scenario, drones become part of transportation networks in future cities, by replacing or supplementing existing ones. By imagining a world where the urban airspace is populated by drones and aerial vehicles, drone ports become a necessity – a building to support autonomous air traffic. It is up to the participant to propose how the built environment may adapt to this new reality, as well as the specificities and type of use of the drones.
As designers, what new perspective can we bring to the changes in the cities, new delivery systems and travel experiences resulting from aerial mobility?
Hong Kong Drone Port aims to answer those questions with a particular focus on mobility in high-density cities.
Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. The registration fee is paid per team, regardless of how many members form it. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing.
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