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Climate & rising waters

Naaduvaa 2100

Climate & rising waters

Naaduvaa 2100

Sea Level Rise
Grand Prix Laureat
  • Year2021
Maldivians resettle on strings of interconnected watercrafts. A crescent formation reach out to share produces of food & energy with nearest habitats.

What if the scenarios of landless submergence would happen to the Maldives? Ultimately, we must rethink not to overexploit nature, rather to collaborate with it. Thus, Maldivians have preplanned for the worst-case scenarios long before the endgame. The prototypical design of each new Linkage Colony is designed to reach out toward another identical module; hence the possibilities of multiple colonies could be simultaneously built across lagoons or even further out among other atolls. Construction components are collected, recycled, and reused from found materials once belonged to the islands.


WITH Likit Kittisakdinan Young and Upcoming, architectural designer for a Singapore-based firm & multidisciplinary artist with the goal to bring about creations for the betterment of humanity