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Machinarium

Regenerative urban catalyst and textile production

The proposed scheme redefines understandings of industry, proposing a new system of resource exchange between specific production processes. The design explores synergies between a textile manufacturing facility, agricultural fields, and a sewage treatment plant to create a “Machinarium” of mutually-interrelated systems and subsystems, all working together in a sustainable environment – exploring new architectural typologies which may transform the future of cities.

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Framing discussion on potential forms of relationship between the constructed and natural environment
 
“Sustainability? Questioning architecture in the 21st century” – Heidi van Eeden
 
“Next Generation” prize to South African urban regeneration catalyst
 
“A bold proposition to understand the city as a type of ‘self-sustaining’ machine” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for Africa Middle East
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Project Details
Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Authors
Heidi van Eeden
MAIN AUTHOR
Heidi van Eeden
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Prizes
Awards
"Next Generation" 3rd prize 2014
Middle East Africa
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“Sustainability? Questioning architecture in the 21st century” – Heidi van Eeden
“Sustainability? Questioning architecture in the 21st century” – Heidi van Eeden

The Next Generation 3rd prize-winning project of Heidi van Eeden from the University of Pretoria, South Africa questions …