Hosts: Yoshioka-Bunko Foundation  Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
  

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June 1, 2020
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Second Place:
Vil-Link / Kim Choy (China) + Andri Putri (Indonesia)

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Description: The Vill-ink seeks to address resource silos by inserting an architectural artefact that unlocks the productive potential of both the rural villages and surrounding landscape. To modernize, the countryside needs to be delicately stitched back to a wider human and infrastructural network.
Opportunity: Traditionally each rural village in China centralizes their own resources creating many pockets of inefficiency.

Solution: The Vill-ink prepares itself in becoming an efficient network situated in the rural that is fully prepared to connect with the urban network and national network as a whole. As information is already very well connected through cloud services and high-speed internet, Vill-ink creates specific use-links for amenities, housing, education and industry which better utilized resources with greater opportunities for cooperation and social interaction.

Each Vill-ink makes a proposal for traditional rural living infused with innovation to bring economic progress to the countryside.

1. Housing: further blurs the boundary between
dwelling and rural landscape, density is
achieved horizontally to connect two villages.

2. Education: New laboratories offers a future
for researchers to work on construction
material inspired by rural materials such
as composite structural bamboo, soy-based
adhesives, bio-brick and compressed earth
blocks.

3. Amenities: An amenity linear park allows for
more chance encounters of people from
different villages, by aggregating these
services, better and larger parks are made
possible.

4. Industrial: The linear factory allows for
production of brown sugar, tea processing
and various soy-based products, typically
happening at different villages to have
a chance to interact and share production
techniques and knowledge.

The idea that the rural has a larger role to play is no longer a myth, in the coming decade, it is critical for the countryside to assert itself as a crucial strategic player in various nation’s developmental plan.

 

Kim Choy
Born in Hong Kong in 1991 / Graduated from University at Texas, Austin in 2019 / Worked at Neri & Hu in 2017, Shanghai / Currently working at Gluckman Tang, New York

 

Andri Putri
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1992 / Graduated from Columbia University in 2018 / Worked at Only If– in 2017, New York / Currently working at Ennead Architects, New York