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.