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Sun Towers San Diego

Competition Winning Entry for San Diego

BLDA’s competition winning entry for a new industrial landscape

Desalination power plants have an overpowering visual presence in our landscape.

By their very nature they are mysterious; a pulsating network of complex steel structures and pipes that glow at night with the hum of potential energy.  


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But what of their potential? Can we make the desalination plant more friendly?

We proposed a new type of desalination plant where low-tech solar distillation is prioritised and supplemented by renewably driven reverse osmosis. Power plant and people assimilate in an uplifting visual experience, engaging with a code of architectural design where vertical, active and intelligent systems constantly assess and recalibrate the local dynamic environment.

This raw power is expressed in this design by its architecture.

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