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Are We Facing Unpredicted Urbanisation? – “Fragments of an Urban Future”

This article popped up today on my Facebook news feed. Sustainability and eco development and materials are something that is important to me as well as recycling and preserving as much of nature as possible. As I am planning my final major project and dissertation for University, this article is something that really shines for me.

WOHA Unveils “Fragments of an Urban Future” for the 2016 Venice Biennale

The Singapore based company WOHA’s “Fragments of an Urban Future will be put on display at the 2016 Venice Biennale, where it will address some of the critical issues that mega cities are facing at present – “unpredicted urbanisation, accelerating climate change and the need for preservation of tropical biodiversity.”

The exhibition in Venice will feature WOHA’s most innovative work, all of which incorporate vertical ecosystems to take advantage of the many difficulties that face mega cities. In my opinion, I believe that eventually this will be required worldwide in a majority of cities and large towns as population increases.

WOHA’s buildings feature airy pathways, communal gardens and porous facades which hints that an “urban utopian future” is already here. Their designs merge architecture with landscape and their projects include both commercial and residential design.

Additionally; each project’s use of living ecosystems creates a more sustainable and vibrant life for the city and its residents. This is something that I would like to see adopted in every city and large town.

So Are We Facing Unpredicted Urbanisation? – We will have to visit to find out… Watch this space…

I am really hoping that I can go and get some more information, but I will have to do a bit of research. If I am able to go, there will be a follow up post about my visit.

Please visit ArchDaily for more information (This is a brilliant website that shows lots of amazing projects:

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