Name: Gonzalo Mazzey A.
Institution / Company: Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana UTEM.
-FINALIST of Hong Kong Drone Port Competition
Dragon Atlas exists from the use of certain buildings as supporting bodies of an attached, vertical, repetitive, and simple body.
This attached body is infrastructure by itself and as a whole, which transforms the point into an urban line through airspeed, thus generating a communications network for HK. The Central district of HK is a scene of large protests recognized worldwide, feeling the political-social pressure of China in its territory. As if it were acupuncture, each urban needle is support for drones that watch over the city, forming vigilant dragons as a whole.
As if it were an umbrella, the tower works by opening and closing, generating different spatialities through time and a particular new dynamic skyline for the city. The structure works as a drone hangar, where it resembles the dragon resting on the tower, and as a whole, it resembles the defensive strategy of the Protestants, but this time in a vertical way. The shape of the umbrella(Tower), when divided into form, has: 1.base(fifth facade), 2.rod(structural tower), 3.parasol(drone deploy). The drones stored represent the political prisoners behind bars because of the social struggle. In the same way, the drones in the air represent the weight of the fight.
#Dystopia #Socio-Political #Surveillance #Air mobility #Emergencies and accidents.