September 2 - September 14, 2014
Urban SOS: Towards a New Industry
Each year, AECOM holds an annual student competition, Urban SOS, which is open to currently enrolled students in design, architecture, landscape, planning, engineering, and environmental studies. Students are called to answer a specific brief around urban sites in distress.
This year's theme focuses on the topic of New Industry, addressing issues that relate to and improve the relationship between industry and urban development worldwide.This year's competition attracted student teams representing over 123 universities in over 40 countries. Three finalist teams have been selected after a series of internal judging sessions involving AECOM designers, planners, and engineers around the world.
The accompanying exhibition, “Towards a New Industry”, explores the ambient possibilities of new industries, tensegrity systems, and new media with three custom fabricated tenesegrity structures showcasing projects from AECOM’s 2014 student competition Urban SOS: Towards a New Industry.
Designed by AECOM and Atelier Architecture 64 with Columbia University GSAPP’s Laboratory for Applied Building Science and Mio Guberinic, the self-supporting nature of the tensegrity system introduced a unique design and fabrication challenge which required the use of complex computational analysis and fabrication technology. The formal quality of the structures along with an intelligent use of materials required the collaboration and expertise of various designers and disciplines—this integrated design approach is one that defines the success and spirit of the Urban SOS program.
Organized by: AECOM
Urban SOS: Towards a New Industry Charrette & Exhibition Opening
Thursday September 4, 2014 5:00-8:30 PM
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