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“The World”, an artificial marine landscape built off the cost of Dubai City, did provide the perfect ground to engage these questions; due to its sheer size, its embedded fragility, its iconic design and its massive impact on the surroundings, the 12 billion dollars uncompleted lagoon has revealed in itself all the contradictions of the system that fuels many major developments in Dubai and around the world.
The show proposed an architectural speculation in the form of 13 radical projects, the “World Dubai Marine Life Incubators"
Each project investigates a specific architectural mechanism of co-existence and co-evolution within the local marine habitat, prefiguring future scenarios of development whereby the lagoon is re-contextualized in socio-economic and technological terms in relationship to such phenomena as global warming, coral bleaching, eco-tourism, social networking, workforce global migration, food production, renewable energies, urban well being and building material flows.
Curators and principal researchers:
Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto
AAINTER10 Unit Masters, ecoLogicStudio Directors
AA: Wesley Soo, Masaki Echizenya, Noam Hazan, Lola Lozano, Alessandro Bava, Yu Won Kang, Leila Meroue, Wei Hou, Michalis Patsalosavis, Katerina Albertucci, Zachary Fluker, Wenlan Yuan, Iker Mugarra Flores
ecoLogicStudio ltd: Marco Poletto, Claudia Pasquero, Alessio Carta, Manuele Gaioni, Neil Grant
Maria Arceo -Artist
Dr Abeer AlJanahi-W S Atkins-Assistant Professor British University in Dubai
British University in Dubai
Nakheel – Property Developers, Biorock – Artificial Reefs and Marine biology Specialists