Students of Poznan University of Technology won Design for New Bollywood Tower in Mumbai
Poznan University of Technology students: Jagoda Nowakowska, Magdalena Skop and Monika Woźniak, fifth-year students at the Faculty of Architecture won Design for New Bollywood Tower in Mumbai - competition organised by the international platform Archasm.
The competition received as many as 283 projects from all over the world! PUT students received first price!
The winners of the competition, Jagoda Nowakowska, Magdalena Skop and Monika Woźniak submitted a design of a skyscraper, whose ascending floors mirror the subsequent stages of film production. The architects also placed a film school in the building as well as a cinematography museum. The jury paid special attention to two of the solutions introduced by the Polish architects. The incorporation of ogee bows, a nod towards traditional Indian architecture, was particularly appreciated as well as the design's unexpected use of water – the architects turned the skyscraper's façade into a waterfall. The water flowing over the elevation not only makes for impressive decoration, as it is also functional: it drives turbines producing electricity for the building and cools it down on hot days. The water curtain covering the façade also makes the building look ethereal and otherworldly.
Among the honorary mentions in the competition were designs from the United States, Hong Kong, Argentina, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. There was also another Polish design honoured by duo Patryk Król and Mateusz Binkowski.
Jagoda Nowakowska, Magdalena Skop, Monika Woźniak, winning project of the Film City Tower | Mumbai: Bollywood Re-Imagined, photo: promo materials