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Symbiotic water supply and landscape regeneration

The project reuses the warmed saltwater rejected from power plants in a mixed use infrastructure for low-cost desalination to supply water to Dublin’s growing population.

The water discharge establishes a brine aerosol microclimate – the ideal conditions for the generation of salt marsh gardens, extending the nature reserve and preserving the timber structure. The same water source warms a public swimming pool on the roof top via heat exchangers.

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Performing its functions, while touching the senses
“Sustainability? Considering interdependencies across scales” - András Dankházi
“Next Generation” prize to a symbiotic water supply and landscape regeneration
“Translating a complex set of technical parameters into a series of architectural interventions” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 Europe
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Dublin, Ireland
András Dankházi
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András Dankházi
University College Dublin, Ireland
"Next Generation" 4th prize 2014
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“Sustainability? Considering interdependencies across scales”
“Sustainability? Considering interdependencies across scales”

András Dankházi from University College Dublin sees the strength of his project lies in considering all elements and …

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