- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 21 Sep 2017
After winning the competition, MAD participated in a series of workshops to explore topics from the macro-scale urban plans to micro-scale details, such as sustainable community development, resource sharing, energy management, and population demographics.
Accentuated by sinuous floor plates, each asymmetrical level tapers slightly as the building ascends to create dynamic spaces within. The floating and ‘upward-growing’ form responds to an organic scheme.
With UNIC, MAD has attempted to blur the boundary between architecture and nature through variable-stepped terraces which extend the green space from the park into the vertical space of the building and provide space for residents to interact with nature.
UNIC’s podium is conjoined with an adjacent public housing project and provides direct access to the Metro infrastructure and community resources including a kindergarten, retail spaces and restaurants. The resulting design hopes to enhance everyday community relations among a diverse socio-economic neighborhood.
Content and imagery courtesy of MAD Architects.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Arches Boulogne, France.
- China Philharmonic Hall.
- Development House, Shoreditch.
- Eiffel Tower.
- Fake Hills, China.
- Gaia Building, Ecuador.
- Hertsmere House project.
- Millennium Mills.
- Mirage - Montparnasse Tower renovation.
- Occitanie Tower, Toulouse.
- Tebrau Waterfront Residences.
- Vista Tower, Chicago.
- West End Green.
Featured articles and news
A strategy for safely restarting workplaces.
The facilities management audit can be a benchmarking tool.
Wall covering used to insulate rooms and fight against rising damp.
New eligibility criteria for EU nationals explained.
Click and lock flooring.
Recovery Advice for Business scheme launches.
Insight paper examines nuclear and net zero goals.
Suburban Americana with a secret past.
New planning rules to protect theatres, concert halls and music venues.
Public engagement in London Borough of Enfield's heritage strategy.
Engineering services in the spotlight.
The Government's Summer 2020 economic update.