Indian Architect’s plan to solve HK’s pollution

Indian Architect’s plan to solve HK’s pollution

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The futuristic Aero Hive skyscrapers presented by Suraksha Acharya has recently won the Skyscraper Challenge competition. The competition was organised by the leading architecture competition organiser, Bee Breeders in collaboration with Manipal Executive Education (MEE), a leading provider of corporate and executive education solutions in the Middle East and Africa

Now-a-days Architect Suraksha Acharya from Midori Architects is in news because she aims to kill two birds with one stone. If her concept of translucent hugging towers’ concept becomes successful it could solve two major problems faced by major cities in Asia, that of accommodating rising population and air pollution. Indian architect Suraksha Acharya has proposed a pair of ultra-green translucent towers for the Hong Kong skyline which could solve the ever increasing problem of air pollution of Hong Kong while paying attention to its space constraints through vertical elevation.

The futuristic Aero Hive skyscrapers presented by Suraksha Acharya has recently won the Skyscraper Challenge competition. The competition was organised by the leading architecture competition organiser, Bee Breeders in collaboration with Manipal Executive Education (MEE), a leading provider of corporate and executive education solutions in the Middle East and Africa.

According to Jury, “The design resolves a large site by dividing the volume into two towers, reducing the monumentality of the high-rise with a porous and organic form. Each tower is further fragmented into three semi-opaque vertical elements connected by spaces in transparent glass which allow daylight to reach the core, and permit outward views surrounding the proposed Hong Kong site.” The towers are connected at mid-height by a sky-bridge and each features a dense rooftop garden open to the sky. However, the Jury said the method of how the proposed design meets the ground plane is unclear. “…given the facade porosity it seems feasible for the building to have positive interaction at the street level. The entry shows great potential for becoming a beacon of sustainable design,” the Jury concluded. Further, the curvaceous form of the towers is designed to be self-shading in such a way that the angles of the buildings are precisely aligned to allow them to mutually shade each other throughout different times of the day.

Midori Architects, based in Chennai, is an award-winning firm, established in 2015 under the leadership of Suraksha Acharya, a cognitive member of the sustainable architecture field in India, championing the need to build better and more environment friendly structures. Suraksha Acharya, MArch (UK,), BArch (Hons), LEED AP(BD+C), GRIHA, GMM, is the Principal Architect of the firm.