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001 TIME AND TIDE FOR SEAWEED

 

Arisaig, UK | 2008 | Thesis

“Beautiful and sensitive project, exactly how I would have approached it”
Alvaro Siza

Scotland’s shores host around 20% of the total seaweed biomass in Europe and nearly half of this can be found in the North West coast.  A thriving seaweed industry would revitalise and reinvigorate the area, reconnecting it with its vast coastline, repopulating and diversifying the social mix of its towns and villages while providing much needed opportunities for its young people.

The architectural proposal consists of an offshore cultivation farm, farmers’ bothy, floating restaurant and new pier, seaweed baths and drying tower.  These elegant structures will explore all aspects of this new industry through cultivation, production and consumption while remaining both culturally and visually rooted in their surrounding landscape.