Status: Academic Competition (2015)
Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Climate: Desert / arid, Hot
Environments: Forest, Riverside
Types: Intervention, Landscape
Pink Mammals is a new thinking process about the relationship between human and nature. It is becoming a necessity to have a new “thought on the world” in order to change the natural conditions of our contemporary society. The design of the international wildlife center is an experimental project aiming to facilitate the cohabitation between the humans and the animals.
The distinctive element of this infrastructure is its “pink mammals” that collect rain water. Their materiality allows them to grow and change shape as the water collection increases. This water reserve offers different uses: creation of a wetland area, creation of pipelines in case of fire emergency, irrigation of small vegetable gardens to feed the people living in the park…The touristic facilities are all concentrated in one building, reducing the use of the soil and inserting a new representative element on the territory.
A new approach to tourism offers more consciousness about our surrounding environment and teaches how to respect it in a new circle of life.