Non Architecture Competition: HONG KONG DRONE PORT

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Non Architecture Competition: HONG KONG DRONE PORT

Non Architecture Competition: HONG KONG DRONE PORT now is over!

Non Architecture Competition: HONG KONG DRONE PORT: Non Architecture (NonA) recently has announced its international architecture design competition titled “HONG KONG DRONE PORT”, asking participants to come up with visionary concepts for a drone port.

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Non Architecture (NonA) recently has announced its international design competition titled “HONG KONG DRONE PORT”.

Designers are asked to answer the questions posed by the brief with absolute creative freedom.

In this competition organiser encourage participants to come up with visionary concepts for a drone portonly 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.

Designers should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to enhance mobility in highly desified cities.

It is up to the participants to choose the site (within the city of Hong Kong), materials, colour, esthetic and the type of drone port they want to develop.

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.

Evaluation Criteria:

Innovation - In terms of program management and originality of the formal solution proposed.
Communication - Clarity, appeal and technique in the presentation of the proposal.
Relevance - The degree to which the proposal is related or useful to the proposed theme.

The winners will be announced between 09 – 13 May, 2022.

Who may enter?

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. Teams can be formed by a maximum number of 4 people.

Prize:

The first prize winners will receive 1.000 euros, publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website, reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs. There will be also 6 HONORABLE MENTIONS, 6 EDITORIAL PICK, up to 36 prizes for finalists. The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.

Entry fees:

Entry fee is 40€ during the Special registration period (23 – 31 January 2022). After that period ends the amount of entry fee will increase.

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