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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
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 2014 Next Generation 3rd prize-winning project of Heidi van Eeden from the University of Pretoria, South Africa …

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