The role of Architecture along with other disciplines has greatly increased, with the increasing demand for sustainable development, due to constant changes in the needs of the human population and environmental considerations. The designed, built and engineered environment should be able to at least able to cope up with the changing world. Improvements and developments in the built environment are doing their best in embracing new technologies and methods in design and construction without leaving their thoughts on social and environmental considerations.
Today architecture is becoming a tool in realizing these aims of sustainable built environment, contributing to planning design to environmental planning up to inventing new materials and systems that can contribute to build environment.
UAP- Abu Dhabi and Adaptive Architecture
In recent events that happened in our country the Philippines, the UAP- Abu Dhabi Chapter have decided to promote and campaign climate adaptive architecture in collective effort in producing concept design for disaster resilient community.
Why Storm Proof Design?
As the Philippines is located in the part of the globe known for its typhoons. Our country is always visited my typhoons resulting in calamities destroying infrastructures and communities.
The UAP- Abu Dhabi conceptualized a design competition that will produce concepts of disaster resilient designs for key structures in a community namely house, school buildings and community center. All submittals shall be collected and presented as a coffee table book to be submitted to UAP National
The Competition Aims to:
1. Create awareness in the need for producing Adaptive architectural design. 2. Awareness in the role of architecture in building sustainable cities. 3. Awareness in the evolving profession of architects in the developing world.
This is competition is also reminder of our responsibility an Architect or any other professional that we are part of a bigger team made of different team players that shapes a society we have a social, economic and environmental responsibility towards our future generations.