Architects of Tomorrow Special Contest 2021
2021-09-30 • Sam Fox School
Landform Urbanism, Lingyue Wang.
Degree Project submissions by two Sam Fox School Master of Architecture students placed in the international Architects of Tomorrow Special Contest 2021, presented by The Plan magazine as part of their annual awards competition.
Lingyue Wang, MArch19, was named one of six winners in the competition for the project Landform Urbanism. Xun Wang, MArch19, was named one of 14 finalists for the project Drive-Into Church. Professor Sung Ho Kim served as advisor for both projects.
Winners and finalists were selected by an international jury featuring Kim Herforth Nielsen of 3XN, Alfonso Femia of Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia, Stefan Behnisch of Behnisch Architekten, Gerard “Guy” Geier of FX Collaborative, Andrea Navarro of GCA Architects, and Andrew Whalley of Grimshaw.
Landform Urbanism: Lingyue Wang
Bike Path & Street Market.
This project centered on enhancing connectivity and reactivating areas of St. Louis’ Forest Park Southeast neighborhood—an area that contends with isolation from nearby urban amenities, limited pedestrian accessibility, and noise and pollution, because it is split by highway I-64 and I-44. The proposal explores a new understanding of infrastructure based on the idea of urban landform, promoting more outdoor activities and localized interactions through the creation of a double-layered landscape bridge over the highway, and the integration of new elements such as parks, arts districts, transit corridors, cultural and educational institutions, public spaces, community businesses and services.
Drive-Into Church: Xun Wang
Site Plan & Physical Site Model.
Inspired by the United States’ automobile-driven culture, this project explores the concept of moving architecture in relation to the existing Central Presbyterian Church, located on Hanley Road, one of the busiest commercial corridors in St. Louis. Both social and religious activities are reimagined to accommodate moving cars.