The Integrated Hub in Southeast Asia, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, topped competition from around the world and won the Big Urban Projects category at MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2019. The Integrated Hub is a focal development in the center of a vibrant regional district of a major Southeast Asian city.
The project consists of four functional typologies: office, retail, civic and transport. Its design strives to organise and intertwine these varying programmes in a lushly landscaped environment, creating a new symbiotic urban landscape that shows how the built environment and nature may co-exist and offers a path forward to urbanisation. The office and retail spaces were placed on the southwest corner of the site, tapping to the vibrancy of the nearby busy roads.
The civic uses including a library, community centre and sports centre, on the other hand, were on the eastern side to stay away from the noise of the streets. All these facilities were lifted up from the ground over a bus interchange and elevated rail tracks. The development was also heavily landscaped and offered 4.4 hectare of urban green space to the public.
To protect users from the intense sun and tropical downpours, and to facilitate cooling breeze, wind canopies were designed to allow comfortable and easily accessible outdoor connections across the site. MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Awards celebrate excellence for projects at design or early construction stage, spanning across 12 categories. Source and images Courtesy of Aedas.