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Do your designs enhance the way we live? 您的设计优化了我们的生活方式吗?

August 22, 2011

Effectiveness in architecture, London, United Kingdom

Monday 22 Aug 2011

Origin from WAN     原文来自WAN

An appeal  呼吁(WAN高效奖申请宣传)

Dear Architect,

亲爱的建筑师:

This time last year I wrote to you asking for your support. Together with Buro Happold we are showcasing examples of how architecture can enhance the way we live. We want to hear if your new school has reduced its truancy rate, incidents of playground violence or perhaps improved the school’s academic ranking, or whether your new healthcare project has increased patient throughput or improved wellbeing.

去年这个时候我写信给您,希望的到您的支持。跟Buro Happold一起,我们将要展示一些建筑优化我们生活方式的案例。我想听到是,您的新学校能否减少减少其退学率,能否减少运动场暴力事件,或者可否增加学校的学术排名,又或者您的医疗项目能否增加病人处理量或提高其康乐程度。

In short, we want to know how your designs have made a difference. Our aim is to reverse some of the negative comments prevalent in the media at the moment; comments that are devaluing the profession. We are to do this by painting architecture in a positive light, demonstrating to prospective clients and the general public that good design can and does make a difference. Can be Effective.

换言之,我们想知道您的设计如何做得不同。我们的目标是要彻底改变当前流行于媒体中的一些负面评论;批评将会降低行业价值。为了达成这个目标,我们用积极的态度去描绘建筑,向潜在客户和公众证明好的设计可以且确实做得不同。(好设计)是有效的。

The response to our plea last year was overwhelming. Architects from all over the world submitted projects for the WAN Effectiveness Awards, highlighting how their buildings have improved life both within the building and in the wider community.

对我们去年的请求的回应是压倒性的。来自世界各地的建筑师提交作品竞夺WAN高效奖,突出展示了他们的建筑物如何在建筑内以及周边社区范围内改善生活。

Out of the diverse building types submitted, two were selected as overall winners: a detention centre in New Jersey where the human approach to design reduced violence, and an urban park in Houston which successfully stitched parts of the city together, sparking further development and enabling pedestrian movement in a previously car-dominated city.

在各种各样提交的建筑类型中,其中两个脱颖而出:一个是位于新泽西州的(青少年)拘留所,人们靠近设计的地方就减少暴力;另一个是位于休斯顿的城市公园,成功地把城市的各个部分缝起来,触发进一步的发展,而是有机会在原本汽车主导的城市徒步移动。

If your practice has designed a project that has made a difference, tell us about it and we will make sure our 200,000+ readers get to hear about it. Don’t forget, many of our readers are developers and potential clients. This is not about vanity, it’s about winning new work.

如果您已经设计了一个做得不同的方案,告诉我们,我们可以向您保证超过二十万的读者能够看到它。不要忘记了,很多我们的读者是开发商和未来客户。这不是虚荣,而是关系到获得新的工作。

We realise that measurement can be difficult, but send us what you can – our judges are experienced in evaluating projects so please don’t let this put you off.

我们意识到衡量可能是困难的,但请给我们你可以给的——我们的评判员在评估项目上是经验丰富的,所以不要让这阻碍你。

As we hoped, last year’s awards have brought the subject of effectiveness above the parapet. It is now being openly discussed and new sources of data are emerging daily, highlighting how buildings have a direct and measurable impact on those who live and work in them. Data which you will be able to use in future designs. In the UK, a three-part documentary has just been broadcast on mainstream TV illustrating just how important this issue is. Zaha Hadid’s BMW factory was cited as an exemplar of how design can break down the barriers between the shop floor and administrative functions and get the whole building working in unison. We need more examples.

正如我们所希望的,去年的奖项(在矮墙上)带出了有效性的主题。这就是现在开放讨论的,新的数据资源每天出现,强调建筑物如何对生活和工作在其里面的人有一个直接的可测量的影响。你可以将这些数据用于未来的设计。在英国,一部三段式纪录片刚刚在主流电视播放,刚好渲染这个问题的重要性。以扎哈·哈迪德的宝马工厂为例,展示了设计如何打破工厂楼层和管理功能之间的障碍,同时使得整栋建筑为协调地运作。我们需要更多的例子!

Together with Buro Happold, we are continuing this ambitious mission into the second year to celebrate examples of designs that have made a tangible difference to the effectiveness of a building and hence added significant value for the client.

与Buro Happold一起,我们将继续这项雄心勃勃的任务,把它推向第二个年头,赞颂对建筑有效性作出实质性改变的设计案例,从而为客户增加重要价值。

As a reader of WAN, you probably have a vested interest in some aspect of international architecture and we are sure that you may be aware of examples of effective architecture. We hope that you might be able to advise us of any projects that could enhance this initiative, whether designed by your own practice or by others.

作为一名WAN的读者的您,可能在国际建筑的某方面有既得利益,我们保证您可能知道高效建筑的例子。我们希望您建议任何可以改进这项倡议的项目,不论由你自己还是别人设计。

Make a difference to your practice and enter the WAN Effectiveness Awards this year. Entry closes on 31st August.

对你的项目作出改变,进入今年的WAN高效奖。于8月31日截止。

Please contact us at the email below or arrange for details to be sent to us if you know of a building that could become an Ambassador for effective architectural design.

Many thanks in anticipation,

Yours sincerely,

Michael Hammond
Editor in Chief
WAN
Contact:
amy.knight@wantoday.com

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