EPMA Student Nathan Mehl wins ARCHITECTS OF TOMORROW SPECIAL CONTEST 2021
project image ‘Bangkok Waterfront’ by Nathan Mehl
Our EPMA student Nathan Mehl was just announced as the winner of the 'Architects of Tomorrow' thesis award, organized by Italian based, 'THE PLAN magazine'. This is a newly established award for thesis projects, added to their yearly 'THE PLAN AWARDS' . Nathan's thesis was guided by prof. Zhang Yue, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University and for this award judged by a respected international jury. For this thesis Nathan had earlier been awarded the inaugural 2021 Guan Zhaoye Scholarship Design Award.
The ‘Architects of Tomorrow Special Contest 2021’ is promoted by THE PLAN as part of THE PLAN AWARD. The subject of the contest is theses for three and five-year bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in in architecture, building engineering / architecture and industrial design.
More info here:
announcement of winning scheme at organizers’ website
Stefan Behnisch（建筑师，Behnisch Architects合伙人）
Kim Herforth Nielsen （3XN创始人、高级合伙人和创意总监）
Andrew Whalley（建筑师、Grimshaw Architects董事长兼合伙人）
Alfonso Femia （建筑师，原5+1AA 现AF517创始人、总裁和首席执行官）
Gerad“Guy”Geier （建筑师，FX collaborative管理合伙人）
Master Plan diagram of programs and circulation (Nathan Mehl)
>> About the project
The rapid urban development of the Bangkok Metropolitan Region along with massive expansion of shrimp farms and other aquaculture led to destruction of the mangrove forests along the Gulf of Thailand northern shoreline. In his proposal, Nathan provides an alternative development model, in which he envisions a productive mangrove that avoids encroachment by providing an environment that is mutually beneficial to people and nature. As part of the urban infrastructure, it has recreational uses for urban dwellers, while becoming a type of community forest by enabling the mangrove to migrate up shore and enhancing the aim to rehabilitate nature. New routes to explore nature are proposed within the narrow 1.5-kilometer-long site, together with recreational facilities inserted in the forest and along the border, which will be operated by neighboring local residents, with mangrove rehabilitation facilities sited near the shoreline.
More info and images of the project can be found on the organizers’ webpage:
Canteen compound view from neighboring farmland (Nathan Mehl)
>> About the organizers
“THE PLAN - Architecture & Technologies in Detail”，简称 “The Plan杂志”，由尼古拉·里奥纳迪（Nicola Leonardi）和卡萝塔．族坷尼（Carlotta Zucchini）于2001年创立。THE PLAN杂志通过订阅及报刊亭、书店等纸媒发行，每年发行8期(6期定刊和2期特刊)，是市场上最受欢迎的建筑评论杂志之一。其拥有较高的国际视野，是意大利和世界范围内发行和阅读最广泛的杂志之一，其读者群来自建筑、设计、房地产领域的专业人士以及大学教师。该杂志读者遍及70个国家，报刊亭、机场、火车站、购物中心、书店等的发行遍及41个国家。
“THE PLAN - Architecture & Technologies in Detail” was founded by Nicola Leonardi and Carlotta Zucchini in 2001. THE PLAN, distributed through subscriptions and out in newsstands and bookshops with 8 issues released every year (6 regular and 2 special issues), is one of the most acclaimed architecture and design reviews on the market. Thanks to its strongly international approach, it is one of the most widely distributed and read magazines in Italy and worldwide, with an important readership of professionals from the sectors of architecture, design, building and real estate as well as universities faculties. The magazine boasts subscribers in 70 countries, and distribution in newsstands, airports, railway stations, shopping malls, bookstores in 41 countries.
Design solution of the new trekking pathways (Nathan Mehl)