Urban Voids Competition

A short description of the "Urban Voids Competition" project

This proposal investigates the use of microturbines to convert Philadelphia’s existing stormwater sewer system into an energy source that will power new activities within the city’s urban voids. To complement the underground turbines, the project introduces over-scaled tulip-like structures within the voids. These collect water and harness the wind for ecological purposes. They demonstrate a strategy for implementing an endless variety of locally scaled civic or community programs powered and encouraged by the turbines and the invisible aquatic infrastructure.

Urban Voids Competition
Urban Voids Competition
Urban Voids Competition
Urban Voids Competition