Architects Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren have shared with us their entry "Frozen Street - Dissolving Borders" for the A101 Block City Competition for Moscow, Russia. The team just recently won a first prize in the international competition The Building: Problem or Solution? with their entry "A Green Mosque for the American Midwest".
Project Description from the Architects:
The main idea of the design is to compose an urban block with variants of modules, which characterize the urban block with their solid/void pattern and spatial typology. The combination of the modules offers a vast possibility of spatial configuration, thus can be used in different sites, in different heights and in different planer/sectional combinations for a variety of programs. While the diversity of the modules allows flexibility of use, the combination of these, still reflects a sense of unity, without compromising the structural system.
The flexibility of the project for different sites gets stronger by the planer design of the modules since almost all of them have two façades for the sunlight.
The ground floor is reserved not only to the residents but for everybody. This is why the streets are cleaned from parked cars and the ground floor is specialized for the commercial purposes with transparent façades.
Competition Category: High Density
Gross Floor Area: 27,827 m2
Net/Gross Floor Area Ratio: 0.85
Facade/Floor Area Ratio: 0.47
See more floor plans in the image gallery below. All images courtesy of Onat Öktem / Zíya Ímren.