"Climate change and the resulting rise in sea levels is directly
impacting the future of architecture. It’s an unavoidable truth that
environmental issues need to be addressed right now. One looming problem
that designers like Lenka Petráková are brilliantly giving attention to
is ocean pollution and conservation. In fact, Petráková’s design concept
for a floating ocean research and remediation station, called 8th
, has just won her the 2020 Grand Prix Award. The national
architecture prize recognizes outstanding contribution to the industry,
and is the highest French award for architecture.
The floating center is designed with three incredible glass forms
emerging from an elegant spiral base. 8th Continent hopes to positively
impact the ocean by skimming waste off the surface of the water and
recycling plastics all while at sea. Petráková also planned the building
to support ocean research projects and a range of secondary uses that
will help clean our oceans and advance environmental research."
Via Stuart Richman.
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics