Audi invites six architecture firms to vie for Audi Urban Future Award 2012

Article by Anita Panait, on May 15, 2012

Audi has invited six respected architecture offices across the world to create their vision of megacities in their respective regions that will showcase the future of urban construction and mobility at the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 in Ingolstadt. Invited architecture firms include CRIT for Mumbai; Höweler + Yoon Architecture for Boston/Washington; Junya Ishigami + Associates for Tokyo; NODE Architecture & Urbanism for the Pearl River Delta; Superpool for Istanbul; and Urban-Think Tank for São Paulo. 

During the Award, the architecture firms will have to highlight the most significant challenges for their respective regions, both in terms of future urban construction and mobility. These challenges could include the rapid increase in global population, which could result in building more and more skyscrapers, but less space for people to live in. Cities will end up having less space for people’s mobility.

Each architecture office faces unique challenges. CRIT for example, has to consider that all types of vehicle roam the streets of Mumbai, while Junya Ishigami + Associates has to plan out a Tokyo where street names are not used and houses are numbered according to the year of construction. Superpool, meanwhile, has to draw a megacity out of a place where there is well-functioning system of public transport exists. The firm also has to consider the increasing road traffic in the city, where there are more Facebook users than most metropolises.

With these challenges in mind, architecture firms must present plans that are customized to the local potential, giving much attention to present conditions and future opportunities. The Audi Urban Future Award 2012 underscores Audi’s commitment to sustainable individual mobility. The Award also serves as a venue for the constructive exchange of ideas for developing future mobility concepts.

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