The Eave

PrizeWinner in Build (architecture)
University/SchoolPratt Institute
ArtistWanlu Liu & Tak Ying Chan

In 2020, as the world becomes globalized, pandemics are now a worldwide problem. Metropolises are faced with difficulty finding relief procedures, lacking preparation and space. As a metropolitan shelter, this project presents a disaster relief solution. This building design has 2 phases of being. Taking inspiration from the idea of an umbrella, the design utilizes its expandable form as the structure of the design. In emergencies, the building expands to utilize horizontal space above ground, accommodating needs such as healthcare, living, and education programs for the unemployed.