© 2015 by Maria Esteban Casañas

DYNAMIC PATTERNISATION, DUBAI

Salicornia Plant Nursery: a new trade of bio-fuel

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Distinction

Reacting against a future of oil depletion, the proposal invests in a new trade of bio-fuel. The Salicornia Plant Nursery provides the seeds for plantation in the salt flats of the Persian Gulf. The building and landscape design was generated using the logic of water irrigation systems and studies of plant growth. A morphing hexagonal grid explores the multiplicity of possibilities of patterns through repetition, variation and deformation.

RIBA Part II, Fourth Year 

Tutors: Marcos Cruz, Marjan Colletti and Richard Beckett