Special Mention:
Gas to Green

The Hague / The Netherlands /
Team: Hao Yan / Jiakun Wen / Keren Zhang / Yang Yu /
Jury Statement: The jury recognises the visionary and experimental approach to the issues of gas stations in the light of a more sustainable future. The project proposes a new kind of typology of urban farming that can, in a design sense, act as a landmark. Type B of the Green station can act as a community hotspot providing a new kind of platform for social encounters.

Gas station network plays an important role in nowadays urban structure. They were designed to be reachable rapidly by car, and form a complete network with a certain distance in between. You can see them anywhere throughout the country: At the side of streets, next to highways, in the CBD, in the residential areas, in the nature reserve and so on. The total number of petrol stations in the Netherlands reached 4,147 units in 2021.