HP has awarded Second Year Architecture student Andrew Southwood-Jones first prize in the second annual HP Cityscape City Life Design Competition 2020.

Power Tower.

The year is 2030 and the newly elected Greens government have begun decommissioning all non-renewable power sources, as a result massive power shortages start occurring in Australia’s major cities.  In response new power stations begin to appear perched within the city’s laneways and previously unused spaces, these towering aerodynamic forms capture the wind through aluminium louvers which redirect it into a power generator housed at the base.  These power farms produce enough energy for entire city blocks and morph into residential and commercial spaces above existing developments.  Public galleries twist around these forms providing space for public artwork and act as a viewing platform to the city.

Pictured: Image by Andrew Southwood-Jones