“Three Harmonies” refers to:
People living in harmony with other people, i.e. social harmony
People living in harmony with economic activities, i.e. economic vibrancy
People living in harmony with the environment, i.e. environmental sustainability
Rising from the concept of the three harmonies is the need for a design that addresses both the controversial culture of Tianjin, and the need to unite people under one roof. we understand that Architecture is branched to several theories and concepts, however architecture is eventually People. the VI-th Shell is design that is made to mark the city of Tianjin, and give it a new identity; the identity of unity. for us as a team, our main vision was to seek a design that is memorable. a scene that holds still in our memories and in the memories of the users. We needed to use the wide area provided not to narrow the project limits but making always extendable.
The massive green roof was a basic idea to present the usual airport structures in a new mold of sustainability and to be environmental friendly.
being fully aware of the airport need to be isolated, we decided to contradict this principle and make a design that forms a social hub for the people of Tianjin and the travelers as well. making it both a transportation functioned building and a cultural center as well.
+ Project facts
Project VI-th Shell : Entry for Competition “Tianjin International Airport”, competition was organized by AWR (Architecture Workshop in Rome) .
location : Tianjin- China.
designed by : Moatasem Esmat- Islam Ghoneim- Dina Alarousy.
EVIC co. (Engineering Values International Consultants)