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Megastructure as Urban Organism

By:  | January - 21 - 2010

Green Skyscrapers
In the next few days we will showcase 25 innovative proposals for green skyscrapers. These projects were submitted for the Annual Skyscraper Competition from 2006 to 2009.

Project 19 of 25

Ting Ho Cheung, Yiju Lee
Canada


Megastructure - Urban Organism

Megastructure - Urban Organism


The strategies of urbanization, especially the impacts of suburbia colonization, are a controversy. The hypothesis for this research is the influence of a higher population density in the Greater Toronto Area and how this will affect its inherent resources. The prosperity of cities depends on the smooth movement of people and goods and it is getting more difficult with the increasing sprawling developments where large portions of land are not utilized and houses, shops, and workplaces are very far from each other.

The idea for this project is the revitalization of Toronto’s existing infrastructure and to make large developments above them. The main concept is to create a mega structure as an organism that mutates depending on the attached infrastructure. This is a city within the city where habitants will work, live, and play in the same area.


Megastructure - 1

Megastructure - 1


Megastructure - 2

Megastructure - 2

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