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Inter 10 Book Launch/ecoMachines v3.0

The World Dubai Marine Life Incubators

Series: Book Launch
Date: 8/3/2011
Time: 18:30:00
Venue: A Dining Room and AA Bookshop
Running time: 0 mins
Can architecture claim new roles in this period of economic and ecologic turmoil? Can architects contribute by developing new spatial and material practices for the refunctionalisation of the urban landscape? 

'The World', an artificial marine landscape built off the cost of Dubai City, has provided the perfect ground to engage these questions; due to its sheer size, its embedded fragility, its iconic design and its massive impact on the surroundings, the 12 billion dollars uncompleted lagoon has revealed in itself all the contradictions of contemporary urban developments in Dubai and around the world.

The World Dubai Marine Life Incubators research has taken the form of 13 visionary projects; each project investigates a specific architectural mechanism of co-existence and co-evolution within the local marine habitat, prefiguring future scenarios of development whereby the lagoon is re-contextualized in socio-economic and technological terms in relationship to such phenomena as global warming, coral bleaching, ecotourism, social networking, workforce global migration, food production, renewable energies, urban well being and building material flows.       


The book contains the architectural design research of the INTER10 Unit at the Architectural Association; alongside the individual design proposals, the book illustrates the parallel methodological and technical background developed within the framework of the Unit and in a series of dedicated workshops. Full coloor images and accompanying text illustrate in detail the drawings, the diagrams, the models and the testing prototypes developed during the year long project.


Curators: Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto
AAINTER10 Unit Masters, ecoLogicStudio Directors


 Tuesday 8th March at 6.30pm in the AA Dining Room and AA Bookshop.


Contributors, AA Inter10 students: Wesley Soo, Masaki Echizenya, Noam Hazan, Lola Lozano,  Alessandro Bava, Yu Won Kang, Leila Meroue, Wei Hou, Michalis Patsalosavis, Katerina Albertucci, Zachary Fluker, Wenlan Yuan, Iker Mugarra Flores


ecoLogicStudio ltd: Marco Poletto, Claudia Pasquero, Alessio Carta, Manuele Gaioni, Neil Grant


Maria Arceo - Artist


Dr Abeer AlJanahi-W S Atkins-Assistant Professor British University in Dubai


Partners: British University in Dubai


Research support:


Nakheel – Property Developers, Biorock – Artificial Reefs and Marine biology Specialists, AA School of, Architecture London – Academic support


Editorial team ecoLogicStudio: Marco Poletto, Claudia Pasquero, Alessio Carta, Lola Lozano


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