Thin Skyscraper, 2013

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The Thin Skyscraper is a temporary building that can be constructed and dismantled with great ease and speed, thus being suitable for users in need of immediate shelter. The concept of high rise buildings is normally associated with luxury, and skyscrapers are in most cases home to big corporations or super-exclusive apartments. However, our goal is to invert this trend. In the era of globalization and crisis in the international financial market, we believe that it is essential to give a concrete answer on the urban and architectural level, which aims to improve the precarious conditions of different groups of people living in cities. As an example, we have chosen four of these groups which are the target of the Thin Skyscraper: global nomads - people who change cities frequently following the flow of work, victims of natural disasters, students looking for affordable and comfortable dormitories, and young companies with limited budgets.
Our skyscraper design has the fundamental characteristic of being built on a footprint of only 12 x 12 meters. This brings a number of advantages: read more

Project: Thin, prefabricated, flexible and temporary skyscraper
Status: Concept
Program: flexible spaces to be used as temporary shelter for transient people, housing for families, offices for young companies or student dormitories
Key Team Members: Marco de Piaggi, Weronika Wawrzyniak