Street of Tomorrow – Meet the winners and honourable mentions!
Please welcome the winner and honourable mention teams of the Street of Tomorrow Competition!
The Honourable Mentions are presented in no particular order; all the projects are as high quality as necessary to be here 😉
Congratulations to all participants!!
by [Jessy Yau + Vivien Lee + Cherry Wong].
This is Jessy, an architecture student graduated from the University of Hong Kong. I was attracted by ‘non-Architecture is everything that is not architecture, yet.’ Unprecedented/unbuilt architectural project creates a new direction of way of living, the progress of society and humanity development could not be promoted unless there’s imaginative idea comes out. Participating this competition provided me an opportunity to think and design in more abstract and crazier way, I enjoyed it a lot.
Hi! I am Vivien and a recent architecture graduate of HKU. In my journey of practising, I have been actively seeking opportunities for me to practise my critical thinking, presentation skills and graphic design. The “Street of Tomorrow” competition has given me a chance to do so allowed me to ponder upon the future urban development. Me and my teammates are very honoured to become the winner and will look forward to the upcoming challenges.
I am Cherry Wong, an architectural graduate from the University of Hong Kong. I participated in this entry because I was intrigued by the idea of integrating human activities into a non-architectural space. Additionally, this project allows me to imagine about the ideal world in an unrealistic yet utopian way.
Honourable Mention: Future of Highways
by [Evan Shieh + Yona Chung]
Evan is an architect, urbanist, researcher and educator who is the director & founding partner of Emergent Studio LLC. Founding the studio following almost a decade of professional working experience in the architecture & urban design fields, he has lived & worked bi-coastally in the US and internationally in Asia in both the private & public sectors.
Evan was trained as an architect & urban designer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) where he holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction, and at the University of Southern California (USC) with a Bachelor of Architecture. He is the recipient of Harvard GSD’s graduating Thesis Prize in Urban Design, the Award for Academic Excellence in Urban Design (Highest GPA), the Award for Excellence in Urban Design, as well as the prestigious Irving Innovation Fellowship.
Yona Chung is prospective Doctoral student at Harvard GSD. She is currently an associate urban designer at Grayscale Collaborative, an architecture and urban design practice that specializes in rectifying social inequities through processes of radical inclusion and design intermediation. At Grayscale Collaborative, Yona strives to develop research and design methodologies and interventions that address issues of equity, access, social justice, and precarity at the scales of infrastructure, communities, metropolitans, and the globe. Before joining Grayscale, Yona worked in several international firms such as Skidmore Owings and Merrill on various scaled projects, from a skyscraper design to the city master plan.
Yona graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2019 with Master of Architecture in Urban Design and earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2016.
Honourable Mention: The Urban Anthro-scape
by [Alexander J Jeong + Brandon Hing]
Alexander J Jeong
My name is Alexander J Jeong. I am a current third year student in the B.Arch program at the University of Southern California. I find enjoyment in all sorts of fields from music to history, but architecture has always been an anchor in my life. Before understanding what architecture was through school, I had built a plethora of experiences and memories which shaped the ways in which I perceived and felt spaces. In college, I learned to develop the skills along with my natural yearning to learn more, to explore, and to challenge the ways in which architecture has its influence on society. I would describe myself as a person who is optimistic about the future of architecture and believes in its capabilities fully, its ability to change the built environment and engage with challenging issues of the current times.
My experience with the competition was great! As a team we found a lot of influence from the brief and lots of interesting ideas to explore from it. In the end, we found an idea that took weeks to build ultimately getting a strong concept that we believed in and was interesting to us. As a result, the rest of the drawings came easy after the design was done! Throughout the process of creating and designing, we learned a lot about streets from existing streets and urban built-scape which gave a rise to our design intentions in the end.
Brandon Hing is a student at University of Southern California. He just completed his second year in the B.Arch program and looks forward to his next semester back in the studio. Brandon was a recipient of the Lee Buckley Prize in 2020. Currently, he works at Office Kovacs making various drawings for public architectural installations. He aims to bring playful forms into architecture to create fun, unique, and exciting spaces.
“Participating at Non Architecture was a new experience for me. It allowed me to experiment with representation by mixing art and architecture, something I hadn’t done before. The competition was enjoyable and has encouraged me to enter future events.”
Honourable Mention: Ground of tomorrow – connected, living and federator
by [POUPIN Angèle]
I’m actually a student in architecture at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais. Passionate about art and architecture since I was little, I became aware of biomimicry after my university exchange in Beirut. My last internship at Agence TER taught me to see the ground as a conveyor for rich and resilient urban changes. Taking inspiration from inventions that nature has adapted over billions of years of evolution is what I promote in my projects.
Participate in the Non Architecture Competition was really inspiring for me. I was able to put into practice my intentions and inspirations for the future city. Also it allowed me to put myself in competition conditions.
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Honourable Mention: Ctrl+i: Concealing Illicit
by [Anna Kondrashova + Mariana Orellana]
Mariana Orellana (Venezuela) and Anna Kondrashova (London) are recipients of a Bachelors of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in New York.
We are currently completing our thesis, and are interested in graphic and digital design, as it relates to architecture. We are interested in projects that push the bounds of architecture, and are drawn to infrastructural re-imaginations. Our work always puts an emphasis on graphic representation and architectural drawings, which is why we wanted to participate in this competition. As upcoming graduates, we hope to be able to keep exploring means of representation and manufacturing, as well as architectural scenarios that aren’t always common in this field of design.
Honourable Mention: Spadina ReShift
by [Hussain Alharbi + Brent Haynes + Lucas Rebelo + Andrew Lee]
Shane is a graduate of Ryerson School of Interior Design. Worked at couple of Toronto’s most affluent design firms, Shane brings to the table a different view aspect of the built form experience. Coming from a diverse background and from cultures which have prominent street market cultures, it was a pleasure to envision what the future possibility of Toronto’s ChinaTown could be
Brent has completed a Bachelor of Architecture Studies at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and a Masters of Architecture at Manchester School of Architecture (Manchester, United Kingdom). He is a design professional with experience at multiple architecture firms in Toronto, Canada working on a range of project from boutique homes and hotels to highrise condos and full masterplans. Brent enjoys participating in competitions in his spare time, which has lead to a resume filled with design awards and publications. On a more personal note, he enjoys billiards and darts, Mac n cheese, tennis, and a late night Cigar and Cuba Libre.
Lucas describes himself as an enjoyer of all interesting things. Technologist and Designer aspiring to bring both beauty and feasible construction together day-by-day. It was a pleasure to participate in this competition. A challenge for a visionary vision of the future where, we as a team, believe to resolve some of today’s urbanism issues while keeping the immediate future in mind.
Andrew Lee is a junior architectural designer and a graduate at Ryerson University.
This competition was a delightful and fun opportunity to rethink of what Chinatown could mean within the city of downtown Toronto. The urban design challenge was also a unique way to study what a traditional street market meant, while incorporating public, communal spaces.
Honourable Mention: Lofty Seedways
by [Ashwin Suresh + Tsubasa Nakanishi + Yihan Zhu + Jinzhe Li]
Ashwin is a South-Indian Architect and Urban Designer with 4 years of experience currently based in Singapore. He is deeply passionate about the future of our cities and the nexus of Culture, Innovation, Social and Spatial Narratives that they play host to. A recent graduate of the National University of Singapore, Ashwin is currently pursuing research on the Social Resilience of High-Density Urban Agglomerations and writes about his work at urbanautx.
Tsubasa is a graduate of the Master of Urban Design at National University of Singapore. Prior to studies in Singapore, He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Japan. He has an experience in sustainable architecture and urban studies of slams in developing country. Moreover, he conducted research and produced a publication focusing on ‘Dwelling’ that adapts the living environment to diversifying ideal lifestyle in Japan. As for participating in this competition, in particular, he was involved in the idea and concept stages which approach urban integration with careful consideration of the urban future.
Zhu Yihan is a graduate from NUS, his project experience ranges from new town, eco-tourist district, industrial park planning in China, tropical architecture in Southeast Asia and public housing design in India. With C+T since 2017, Yihan has won several international design competitions with the Company.
The Street of Tomorrow Competition is well organized. What I like the most is the systematic allocation of all the various topics and concepts, they make the designers think deeper and perform more creative. I am excited to join the next one!
Graduated from NUS, Jinzhe has won numerous international competitions. Participated in planning and urban design of projects in China, Singapore, Japan, India and beyond, Jinzhe has gained much in the strategizing, design and research of resilient, sustainable and productive urban development. As a team member, Jinzhe has contributed much to the strategy, structure and performance in this proposal.
Honourable Mention: REHOPE—Walk to Redeem Your Hope
by [Melissa Er Shwen HO + Yee Mun LAU + Hui Yi ANG + Hui Yen CHIA]
We met in high school and shared the same dream of architecture. We are currently pursuing our BArch at TsingHua University and Tianjin University. Even though we are from different universities, with similar interests, we formed a design team to participate in various competitions to enrich our experiences and improve together.
Participating in this competition was a great experience to us. The futuristic topic enables us to rethink about the future – How will future streets look like? Throughout discussions and brainstorms in the process, our creativity is stimulated to another level. We always believe that architects shall have the ability to create bonds between human and space, whereas in our project, we push it further by creating bonds between homeless and streets.
Could you be included in our next post of winners!? 🤔