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Title : New Kiribati
Author : Gianluca Santosuosso
Nationality : Italian
Year : 2020
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Biography : Pontikopoulou Eri from Greece Gianluca is co-founder of UOOU studio) studied building engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin, and did a Master in Self-Sufficient Building Design at the lnstitute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. With a strong focus on eco-architecture and experiential design, he has worked for a variety of international design firms including: ecoLogicStudio and Freeman in London, Studio Dedalo Architettura and Carlo Ratti in Turin, MDLab in Munich. Gian is currently based in London.
Type : Nominee , Sea Level Rise
Scale : L : Landscape
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Our main objective is to recreate the balance between nature and built environment for the city of Tarawa (Republic of Kiribati). Through clear strategies such as energy efficiency, adaptability and resiliency the project aims to give a new future to local communities. The floating dwellings are designed to expand, adapt and merge the indoor daily life with the outdoor activities by blurring the indoor-outdoor boundaries. Natural or typical local materials such as wood or metal panels, together with traditional patterns, are selected to blend in with the landscape and the built surroundings.

Descriptive of Author : A model of high quality floating living space empowering the local population to resist and adapt to the ever¬changing environmental conditions.