Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Tidal States of "Eneropa"

Above: The proposed Eneropa map by OMA. Ireland north & south and the western half of Great Britain would form part of the "Tidal States"

In the Observer, Rowan Moore considers Rem Koolhaas and OMA's plans for a united network of renewable energy across "Eneropa".

"I have, frankly, no idea if by 2050 anything like this network will exist, or whether it will join the ranks of the fantastical and doomed, along with the cities teeming with autogyros imagined in the 1930s, or the 1960s' faith in the future ubiquity of hovercrafts. I doubt if anyone else knows, either. But, of all the abstract speculations about what sustainable futures might look like, there has not previously been one so tangible or engaging."

Observer: Roadmap 2050 by Rem Koolhaas's OMA

Read more:
OMA: Eneropa

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