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Tristan da Cunha - Design for a new sustainable community

Forster, Wayne 2015. Tristan da Cunha - Design for a new sustainable community.

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This competition entry encompasses a wide-ranging approach to ensure the future of this remote settlement within its specific geographical and cultural context. It addresses issues with the aim of leading to a self-sustaining way of life. Tristan da Cunha has a historically rooted and contemporary culture of fishing and boat building, both as a skill and craft but also a necessity to life on the island. The act of building a boat brings together the community to utilise the islanders' craft abilities, simultaneously creating a heart and hub of activity. The long upturned boats along the road curving up from the harbour reiterate the language of Tristan’s built forms, streamlined against a prevailing current, offering protection and shelter. The upturned boat metaphor assumes critical importance symbolically as well as tectonically.

Item Type: Artefact
Schools: Architecture
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tristan da Cunha Design sustainable community
Funders: RIBA
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2019 11:20

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