Skyscraper Rescue

By:  | May - 8 - 2023

Honorable Mention
2023 Skyscraper Competition

Huiyue Xing, Weiqing Zhang, Wanjing Cheng, Huiqian Jia, Jiali Mao, Yang Yang

Hong Kong is one of the fastest growing and most densely populated cities in the world with the largest number of skyscrapers since the 1950s in response to a housing shortage, the cost of living and a soaring population. The skyscrapers of the past have been dilapidated and have even become dangerous buildings. Due to the hidden dangers of buildings, there have been many major accidents of old buildings collapsing and causing fires in Hong Kong. Therefore, renovation of old skyscrapers is one of the problems that Hong Kong, a city with high-density construction, needs to face.

In recent years, due to disrepair and improper maintenance, an increasing number of skyscrapers have collapsed, which seriously affects people’s normal work and life and even threatens people’s life safety.

With the development of Hong Kong’s economy and population, the number of skyscrapers in Hong Kong is increasing, and construction land is drastically reduced. By 2030, there will be very little land available for new skyscrapers in Hong Kong. To solve the hidden danger problem of the old building, Ferris Rescue proposed using the external space of the maintenance building to create multiple composite functional modules that are easy to build while the old building is repaired to create more possibilities for the restoration of the old skyscraper.

Skyscraper rescue is a prefabricated building, which is installed with structural system, peripheral protection system, equipment and pipeline system and unit package in sequence, and then removed for recycling after the building is repaired.

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