Daniel Flahiff

Solar Park Transforms Old Viaducts Into Eco Education Centers

by , 01/06/11

architecture, green design, sustainable building, architecture competitions, innovation, reuse, parks, wave power

According to J-A, “Among all known renewable energies the most efficient and the only one of its kind capable of regenerating infinitely producing “zero environmental harm” is EDUCATION. This type of energy is an inexhaustible supply of knowledge that spreads from person to person covering vast extensions of area resulting in massive social, environmental and economical progress.”

Utopian? Certainly — but it’s a bold statement, and one worth pursuing. While it is often said that education is the energy of change, it clearly does not follow that education produces “zero environmental harm.” Countless “educated” decisions have had catastrophic effects on our environment. But what if education actually were an infinite, indestructible, quantifiable unit like energy — what if we could objectively measure it, harvest it, stockpile it? Would we have an education Manhattan Project? An education A-bomb? An education arms race? Or would we conserve it, sustain it, and find ways to compound it, transport it and distribute it equally for the benefit of all mankind?

+ Solar Park South

Via Plataforma Arquitectura

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2 Comments

  1. Holcim Awards January 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    This is an incredible proposal that is well thought out and shown with beautiful graphics. Really fantastic.
    It is inspiring projects like this that win prizes at the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. It is now open for submissions so get your designs in today! http://on.fb.me/holcim-awards

  2. Eric January 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I would be thrilled if they built this design; it would turn a dull structure into a beautiful park.

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