Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects, invited by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, presents Vertical City, a project proposal for a vertical city-building of 100.000 people settled in the water, at the Knowledge Summit 2019 in Dubai.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), the sixth annual Knowledge Summit is set to take place on November 19-20, 2019, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Luca Curci Architects session, named “Vertical Cities: Re-thinking the Traditional Concept of Community and Society” was focused on:
– Individual well-being and environmental sustainability: A healthier life-style connected with natural elements
– Increasing social justice, reducing poverty, and building thriving under-resourced communities
– Contemporary skyscrapers: Combining sustainability with population density
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Knowledge Summit: The Path to Sustainable Development
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation is organising it’s sixth annual Knowledge Summit, on November 19-20, 2019 Bearing the theme “Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development”.
The Knowledge Summit seeks to offer a global knowledge platform bringing together experts and decision makers from around the world to exchange expertise and best practices, and showcase solutions for addressing the challenges facing sustainable development.
In its sixth edition, the Summit tackles a wide range of topics, ranging from the role of knowledge in achieving sustainable development goals to addressing global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, inequality, and climate change, in addition to promoting innovation and sustainable consumption, and offering solutions to protect the environment and ensure peace and prosperity for all people by 2030.
Sessions at the Knowledge Summit 2019 will cover broad themes in the field of sustainable development, most notably energy, and global partnership, as well as health, women’s empowerment, sustainable education, gender equality, and building healthy communities.
The Summit showcases several countries’ plans to benefit from renewable energy sources, build resource-based economies, achieve high productivity through diversification, and adopt innovation as a means to build sustainable cities and combat climate change.
Vertical City – Zero-Energy City-Building
Vertical City Urban System is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and to connect more than 100.000 people dividing the city in functional areas.
A number of renewable energy resources, such as wind, water turbines and solar panels are also incorporated. Energy storage solutions. Water desalination. Food production and farming integrated and follow a zero-waste policy. Healthier life-style. No suburbs. Less poverty oriented.
The project combines sustainability with population density and it aims to build up a zero-energy city-building. Starting from the analyses of the contemporary skyscraper, conceived as a compact element, smooth and alienated from the surrounding space, the project has re-interpreted it in an opened structure, equipped with green areas on each level, natural light and ventilation. 100% green transport systems. This new interpretation allows its residents to get into an healthier life-style, in connection with natural elements, re-thinking the traditional concept of community and society.
“Vertical Cities will shape our future”, Arch Luca Curci
The main residential city-tower is connected, by water and by air, to the three towers of offices, goverment departments, healthcare facilities and educational institutions, including all levels of schools and universities. The interconnected system also works as a tourist destination. There are other three structures, the Moons, more oriented to the lifestyle amenities such as hotels, welness and spa centres, sport centres, shopping malls, bookshops, and leisure attractions.
“We will build a new way of living. More sustainable. With more interconnected communities programs. Deleting suburbs. Reducing poverty“, said Arch. Luca Curci
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