The Edge, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The EdgeAmsterdam, The Netherlands The EdgeAmsterdam, The Netherlands The EdgeAmsterdam, The Netherlands Awards 1. The starting point is a simple orthogonal extrusion. 2. The volume is hollowed out to the north, introducing an even and consistent light. 3. The eastern wing is rotated outward to capture the morning sun. 4. The remaining volume is further … Read more

IUMO/h

IUMO (formerly known as CarTube) is the fusion of two modes of transport, automated electric cars and mass transit, into a single seamless urban mobility system that will revolutionise existing cities and allow for unprecedented urban forms in new cities. IUMO relies on automated electric cars both on existing roads as well as on a network of thoroughfares dedicated solely for their use. Within this network, the cars would be controlled via a dynamic platoon protocol and would travel in continuous flow at high speed, providing capacity far in excess of conventional public transport.

IUMO/v

Despite many advances in technology, the elevator has not changed in over 150 years: a single cab hoisted up an and down in an otherwise empty shaft. This shaft is one of the most expensive, underused and inefficient pieces of real estate in the world. At street level and below ground, as soon as a taxi cab or underground train passes, the next follows on its tail. These are looped transportation systems — multi-directional, adaptable and super-efficient. Why shouldn’t elevators behave the same way?

Imperial College London Thinkspace Translation & Innovation Hub, London, UK

PLP Architecture has designed two key buildings in Imperial College’s new White City Campus in West London: Thinkspace, an office and technology start-up hub that opened in 2017, and Eighty-Eight Wood Lane, a 34-storey residential tower. The tower provides accommodation for lecturers, researchers, and trainee doctors along with their families – all helping the college to attract and retain talented staff. The project reinforces the college’s vision to create a new masterplan integrating academic uses with office, residential and retail buildings. The tower and the surrounding urban quarter form an ecosystem of academic and private entrepreneurship that defines a new focal point for science and technology companies in London.

N+ Masterplan, Ningbo, China

Ningbo has existed as a trade city on the Silk Road for over two thousand years and has been associated with textiles ever since. The city is now China’s largest clothing manufacturing base and is the origin of the country’s modern garment industry. Operating in this context, the project responds to a structural shift in the Chinese economy as it transitions from the manufacturing of goods to the production of content.

Krea University, Sri City, India

PLP Architecture has been selected to master plan and design a bold new education campus in India. Krea University is one of India’s new private universities focused on liberal arts and sciences and endeavours to reimagine learning to meet the unique challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Krea’s paradigm of Interwoven Learning will be a model for the future of teaching and learning, empowering students with the necessary skills to better take on the world of tomorrow. It has been conceived by some of the best academic minds in the world and is supported by visionary institution builders from across the corporate world.

The Collective Old Oak, London, UK

The shortage of housing is an acute and pervasive problem in the contemporary city and young people are perhaps the most affected. Faced with housing that is either exorbitantly expensive or hopelessly inadequate, they are increasingly pushed out of urban centres, isolated and marginalised.

Oakwood Timber Tower, London, UK

The use of timber as a structural material in tall buildings is an area of emerging interest for its variety of potential benefits; the most obvious being that it is a renewable resource, unlike prevailing construction methods which use concrete and steel.  The research is also investigating other potential benefits, such as reduced costs and improved construction timescales, increased fire resistance, and significant reduction in the overall weight of buildings. The conceptual proposals currently being developed would create over 1,000 new residential units in a 1 million sq ft mixed-use tower and mid-rise terraces in central London, integrated within the Barbican.