Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial
Location: Atlantic City, USA
Our proposal for the Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial Pavilion pays respect to all who have lost their lives as a result of ones inhumanity to another. The memorial opens up from the boardwalk edge along a zig-zagged spine which signifies the journey from birth to childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age, to a high point achieving a view to the ocean and reflection to the end of life. This journey is severed by long vistas pointing to the ocean edge which represents the memorial route. These passages are filled with thousands of moveable columns each filled with letters. Visitor interaction enables names, phrases, and sayings to be found, as a gesture of bringing back the memory through movement and discovery.
Land Art (Resource) Generator
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
What is the value of electricity? We view the production of electricity for the UAE concerning its consumption; any amount of electricity a land art installation could produce would simply be a drop in the ocean. So then, is electricity the problem? As technology and global thinking shift towards renewable energy production, the UAE finds itself fortunate in its abundance of solar energy. Its natural resources ensure that electricity production will never be a problem. Our land art [resource] generator aims to inspire society to question the processes that support their lifestyle. Our proposal is a physical representation of a natural cycle that harnesses solar energy to generate fresh water. By providing low energy alternatives to industrial desalination, we can still generate an excess of electricity for the grid.
Land Art Generator: work undertaken with Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
Centre for Promotion of Sciences
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
We have connected the greater urban environment into the proposed masterplan through pedestrian streets which form large open public spaces. We have identified that existing wide and busy roads create a ‘barrier’, and therefore we have based the design of the block to the existing and real limited entries. The Architectural design concept is primarily based on movement flows generated by analysing the site, the surrounding public entries, public transport and the surrounding infrastructure. The buildings plan form respects curved movements through the site, and the building's facade mirrors its surrounding active context resulting in a transparent, lively building.
Detroit Focus, Detroit Riverfront
Location: Detroit, USA
This submission represents our intention to unite two significant public spaces within downtown Detroit through a visual intervention and a solid strategy. The current urban plan offers immense potential for Campus Martius and Hart Plaza to be stitched together through one vision which brings the local community and residents, local businesses and visitors to enjoy a central active civic space.
The visual intervention is an optical sculpture which is constructed from mirrors that individually pivot to reflect the activity of either square back to one another. This sculpture is placed in the Detroit River, curved in plan and section with the Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument at the centre of its radius. Designed to tower over Hart Plaza, this optical sculpture will be seen from every corner of downtown and designed to be a new riverfront landmark offering new Detroit views and visuals of live events both within and outside Detroit. This sculpture is a representation of unity and the promotion of a new Detroit focus.
Yeosu Expo 2012 Thematic Pavilion
Location: Yeosu, South Korea
Wind water and waves – a kinetic pavilion. Our design vision for the thematic pavilion for Expo 2012 Yeosu responds to the wave’s constant motion to generate a living envelope that shimmers and glows. Responding to the expo theme, ‘The Living Ocean and Coast’, our design discovers an architecture that is fluid, organic, and kinetic by proposing a floating outer layer, or exoskeleton, that is powered by movements of every wave and ripple of the water’s surface.