2020 longlists

VDC
by Summary

Summary

Summary has designed a mixed-use building made entirely out of reinforced concrete prefabricated panels, slabs and rings.

The project forms a floating tabletop that covers a multi-service open space; and crowned by six tube-like boxes that form small housing units.

All of these elements perform at once as structure, insulation and finishing, containing a thermal layer inside and sparing additional cladding, exposing the concrete as the apparent material.

The concept and building processes – from the pieces' strict planning and production to their quick assembly on site – aimed to achieve time and physical-resource optimisation, configuring an effective answer to the contemporary need for immediacy and economy of means.


This project has been longlisted in the housing project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: Summary
Project: VDC

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