The winners of the international design competition "Bangkok: I am Fashion Hub" have been unveiled. Entrants were challenged with the task of unifying the functions of a community center, library, exhibition theater, and public space within a cohesive venue in Bangkok for both the local and international fashion communities. Of the original entries, three winners were selected by an international jury based on their adherence to several design factors including conceptual clarity, creativity, integration within the existing urban fabric, and feasibility as a center for fashion. The winning designs, from Malaysia, Russia, and France, garnered monetary prizes ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. Check them out, after the break. 1st Prize: Ilya Pugachenko, Andrey Sayko, and Alla Aniskova A semi-transparent volume, this design utilizes a system of translucent polymer tubes as an inventive facade that allows sight-lines into the building, inspiring curiosity and extending a visual invitation to the public. This strategy creates a dynamic atmosphere both within and outside the building as its many functions are highlighted through variances in lighting quality. The layout itself follows a simple, structured approach that maintains an element of unexpectedness through height differences, unified by a triple-height library at its core.
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