Building up is often the choice solution to minimizing urban sprawl, and the CPSU Sky District brilliantly exploits this tactic in a way that discourages isolation.
Condominiums and apartments can turn inhabitants into hermits, but the clusters of towers that these California Polytechnic State University students suggest require occupant circulation and exercise, but offer an efficient and appealing means. First of all, the program of each structure is made up of a variety of different activities, from residential to commercial, and everything in between. What you need may be in your building on a different level, but if it's in the next skyscraper over, direct bridges will connect you to your destination in midair. Residents can also enjoy the high-speed elevators and on-site desalination plant that the CPSU Sky District has to offer, thanks to designers Ryan Nevius, Thomas Shorey and Baptiste Rout.
The CPSU Sky District Concept Encourages Circulation
1. Dynamic High-density Architecture - The trend of designing and planning efficient multi-purpose urban districts with interconnected clusters of towers that encourage circulation, activity and convenience.
2. Interconnected Skyscrapers - The trend of designing and planning high-rise buildings with direct bridges to interconnect or offer seamless access to different levels to its inhabitants.
3. Vertical Urban Living - The trend of encouraging efficient use of urban space by building high-rise residential and commercial spaces with efficient amenities and services.
1. Real Estate - The real estate industry can utilize these trends to develop innovative residential and commercial real estate projects - offering convenient, efficient, and high-density living.
2. Urban Planning - The urban planning industry can integrate these trends into its planning process to develop communities with efficient and interconnected infrastructure.
3. Engineering - The engineering industry can utilize these trends to design innovative and eco-friendly high-rise structures that maximize space while minimizing environmental impact.