Friday, July 30, 2010

Parco Solare Suspended Gardens *

Int. competition / Parco Solare Sud - International Ideas Competition (TPD&A co-op.)
Reggio di Calabria, Italy - 2010

1- Heal the wounds done to the Mother Nature promoting creative economy mechanisms by valorisation of existing fixtures in aim to prevent the predicted climate change impacts and discourage new construction for to reduce rapidly GHG emissions.

2- Create suspended garden vertical and horizontal structures, enabling better expression of dramatic beauty of existing engineering works and their better integration to the natural surroundings.

3- Locate renewable energy experimental labs in the created suspended structures as form of mutating land art.

4- Convert the S-N carriage into suspended gardens connected to the tourist itineraries situated on natural ground through the ramp system.

5- Promote regional beauty introducing pedestrian and bicycle tourist itineraries and their logistic infrastructures integrated into created installations. Proposed land art structures aims to enhance respectful and balanced attitude towards existing flora & fauna.

Designed solutions:
1- Tunnels dedicated to the wind mill power generation and to research showcase, are connected to the similar installations integrated in the platforms supported by viaducts. Experimental solar light devices made of optic fibres mesh fabric will illuminate their interior spaces.
2- Reuse the N-S carriage with an added value of piezoelectric energy floor, integrated under circulation area of the existing viaduct sections.
3- With the aim of harmonizing the carriage sections carved in the sloped part of the site we propose to cover them partially with the CO² green filters and on the exposed to the sun shining sections, to cover them with the optic fibre HCPV screen.
4- Wrap the viaduct structure and created labs platforms exposed to the sun, with optic fibre HCPV screen for electric power generation, and in some other parts with greenery screen to mitigate the solar heating effect.

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