Floating Permaculture Model

Energy Networks of Europe

Jaap Bakema Fellowship / NAI

Energy Networks of Europe researches an utopian system that provides a closed loop for energy and food production. It visually and artistically adapts the futuristic vision of the metabolists of the 50s and 60s to today’s society. Most of these utopian megastructures dealt with social issues and housing. Food production, or energy was hardly an issue, although the name of the movement suggests otherwise. Given the urbanization pressure on agricultural land in the coastal areas of the North Sea, it would be a logical solution to create new farmland on floating islands to feed the urban population.

The history of civilization can be seen in the form of a contest for food and culture.

100315 Europe Map 1

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