September 2023 Issue

In the ever-evolving landscape of construction and architecture, the intersection of technology has become a domain of endless possibilities. It's a space where tradition meets cutting edge, and creativity knows no bounds.

In this edition, we profile a project that exemplifies this dynamic fusion: the Future Car Park, a testament to how technology and architecture can harmoniously coexist to reshape how we interact with the built environment.

Designed by Daniel Statham Studio, this vertical parking complex in the heart of Hangzhou's CBD is more than simply a place to park vehicles; it's a balanced blend of forward-thinking automated parking technology and public spaces. A symphony of technology and design unfolds within the futuristic towers, where vehicles are seamlessly stacked using a lift and stacking system. The towers extend into a connected roof form, embracing not only the latest parking technologies but also entertainment facilities and roof gardens, creating an oasis within the urban fabric. Turn to page 12 to read about the project.

Elsewhere, in the wake of its recent RIBA victories, we showcase the Holborn House project by 6a architects, delve into Wienerberger's trailblazing efforts in achieving net-zero emissions, and discover the science behind flawless flooring installations with insights from Stephen Boulton, Technical Service Manager at F. Ball and Co.

Heatherwick Studio has revealed the design of an exhibition hall on Shanghai’s emerging West Bund waterfront.

Rebecca Kemp

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