Design with the Other 90% at the Smithsonian
U-TT’s Vertical Gym prototype was featured as one of numerous global design projects in the show, Design with the Other 90%: CITIES organized by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Vertical Gym was selected as an example of how architecture can address complex issues arising from the unprecedented growth of informal settlements in emerging and developing economies. By building upward in dense environments, the Vertical Gym provides provides under-served communities with additional recreation space. The exhibition was hosted in the United Nations headquarters, offering an ideal setting to examine these complex issues and connect with powerful and influential stakeholders.