What specific needs are we addressing?
Need 1 - Sustainable Behaviours
“Creating a multi-purpose destination for the local community”
Addressing the redundancy of shopping malls in an age of e-commerce, we wish to create a destination close to people’s home so that travel times are reduced, and most of people’s needs and wants can be addressed in one location.
Need 2 - Sustainable Features & Systems
“Addressing the need for sustainability of operations, production, design, and life-cycle of shopping & dining experiences”
Malls are incredibly energy intensive and wasteful. We wish to create a place with strict rules about sustainable energy and behaviours.
- Power Usage (lighting, heating/cooling)
- Waste Production & Management
- Building Materials
- Efficiency in design (wind flow, use and non-use of the sun)
Need 3 - Sustainable World
“Prioritising the economic and social interests of the community”
Democratising the shopping and dining experience.
What have we proposed?
People that want to have all of their needs met in one place, while also making an impact on sustainability. We aim for this to be an all-in-one location with an emphasis on community and sustainability.
What is it?
A lifestyle hub with wide roads, many access points, and no vehicles in pedestrian areas.
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Where is it?
- San Francisco Airport
- Suburban areas in Southern California
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Sustainable technology and use of biophilic design to cool the precinct.
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Sustainable energy generation and storage
- Solar glass windows and roof panels
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- lithium-ion batteries
- hydro-powered dam/waterfall
Underground vacuum waste disposal system embedded throughout the precinct.
- Sustainable construction of buildings using Timber.
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- Community owned and operated.
“The strength of co-ops is that they are tied together by a shared vision to achieve a collective greater good, such as improving the lives of the community,” (NUS Business School)
The world's 300 largest co-operatives reported a combined turnover of $2.1 billion in 2020.
Asian co-ops are leading the charge for sustainable development and are helping to address some of the most pressing sustainability challenges facing Asia, such as climate change, food security, and poverty reduction.