SPACE Espace
SEA LEVEL RISE Sea level rise


Title : Re-Generator
Author : Gabriel Munoz Moreno
Nationality : Spanish
Year : 2015
Location : Hangzhou, China
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Type : Sea Level Rise Laureat, Ecosystem, Environment, Futuristic, Green, Infrastructure, Landscape, Recycling , Sea Level Rise
Scale : Urban
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A rapid population growth is expected for the first half of the 21st century, propelled specially by the developing countries. A partial destruction of the natural ecosystems where cities stand happens due to the actual construction method, although many of these ecosystems are of use for some major challenges that our society will face – sea level rise and scarcity of resources. Moreover, the actual built environment is not designed to face these challenges. This results into the need to provide alternative construction methods for different settlements. In this case, the city of Hangzhou, in China, is selected due to its coastal location and its rapid population growth. As a solution for Hangzhou, an elevated construction above the ground to absorb sea level rise increase is proposed. Moreover, by making the construction translucent and permeable to the natural cycles of earth will enable the recovery of the wetlands that protect us. Furthermore, the construction is supplied with different ‘inputs’ to enable the habitability and cleaning of the wetlands, using its waste to encourage self-sufficiency.

Descriptive of Author : an Alternative Coastal Development