67. Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay #105architecturalinspirations
The Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay project is incredible to say the least. Their vision is to pioneer a large-scale source of indigenous, low-carbon electricity that is both affordable and sustainable long-term. This project takes the idea of a power plant and makes it a place that provides a biodiverse, aesthetically pleasing, gathering space for people that produces clean energy.
This will be the first man-made energy generating lagoon that uses tidal changes to power over 155,000 homes for 120 years. The turbines are powered by moving water. The overlay of a sports, recreation, education, arts, and cultural district makes this the best solution for a power plant I have ever seen.
#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy. Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35.Gabion Wall 36.Rectorat de Guyane Library 37. North Bay House 38.Old Ranch Road Barn 39.Eagle Rock Residence 40.Pratt Street Power Plant 41.United Therapeutics Field House 42. Porch House 43. Headwaters 44.Ben’s Barn 45. Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge 46. Thrupp + Summers House 47.Madrona Residence 48. Pixel Building 49.National Constitution Center 50.Falling Water 51. Wainwright Building 52. Merle’s Drive-In53. Green Office Building 54. Edgeland House 55.Kansas City Public Library 56.Villa Savoye 57.Fenway Park Farm 58. Bryan Innovation Lab 59. Dog Trot House 60. Recoversao de um Palheiro em Cortegaca 61. The Medium 62. Peaks View Residence 63. House in a Warehouse 64. Charleston City Market 65. Happy Valley Middle – Elementary School 66. Moon Dazzler