Performative Landscapes in Florida

Contextual reconversion at industrial site

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    Ash and Aquaculture: The existing Manatee Viewing Center looks out over the proposed Harvesting Center, perched above the warm water discharge that feeds into the nature preserve. This facility is the heart of the post-human agricultural infrastructure, operating almost entirely through autonomous processes and self-regulation. The collected biomass is dried, gathered, and packaged for shipment along the existing rail lines. A constructed hillside fortifies the facility from the power station.

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    Symbiotic Landscapes: To limit material requirements, the installed equipment (bioreactors, ponds) are structurally integral, requiring limited additional structure. These instruments define primitive geometries that are situated within the landscape. Playful landforms are constructed by fortifying the reactors with existing soil, providing a barrier and structural support that articulates the underlying geometries of the system. These bioreactors collect over 90% of C02 produced by the station.

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    Site Plan: The project harnesses the resources of the lower Tampa Bay coastline, ecology and industry.

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    Circuit diagram: Existing material resources are combined to capture carbon and reduce waste.

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    New infrastructures: The three interventions surround the facility with a new productive landscape.

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    Existing conditions: Phosphate mine runoff leads to harmful algae blooms, ash water contaminates.

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    Bioreactor section: Clusters of 6000L bioreactors receive a direct CO2 feed from Big Bend Station.

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    Harvest center section: Biomass collection, storage, and conveyor transit system connect the park.

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    Raceway section: Sloped open pond allows for self-churning, limiting the energy use in production.

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    The sweeping terrain of the southern farm provides consistent solar exposure for the raceway ponds.

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    Performative Landscapes in Florida

    Samuel Clovis

  • Next generation Next Generation 3rd prize 2020–2021 North America

By Samuel Clovis - Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ, USA

Ideas: Ecosystem Restoration

A design for the reconversion of an area of Tampa Bay into a productive and attractive landscape.

Performative Landscapes in Florida

Project authors

  • Performative Landscapes in Florida
    Samuel Clovis

    Princeton University, School of Architecture

    USA

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