(Re)generated will act as a catalyst for a new reality of change, creating conditions for a diversified and sustainable economy, reducing the current dependency on industry rich production. Regional towns and communities are falling behind, hesitant to adapt to a new alternative reality. A futuristic approach, creating an identity which aims to reduce current dependence on unsustainable practices, while rewiring the current outcomes of culture, economy, and the environment.
Gladstone in 2070 will represent a shift which illustrate a huge leap towards alternative energy solutions, making a bridge between a clean economy which focuses on the sustainment of people and the environment. By highlighting large scale productions of energy and the natural conditions of wind as a catalyst, the project will be used to power the region and provide change.
If we increase coal production to fill the energy gap, our known reserves only give us just 52 years left.Heinberg, R., Fridley, D. The end of cheap coal. Nature 468, 367–369 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/468367a
As the fabric of Gladstone shifts with the change in economy, a region which houses an abundance of people continues to grow. However, the values of industry will always remain. By framing the new industrial skyline of the future, these constructed wind towers represent a new identity which has welcomed the commodity of wind for the future.
Housing turbines which funnels high winds, the structures create a connected grid of energy and employment. The sky will be transferred for its wind harnessing capabilities, feeding the community and growing into the future where other alternative solutions will be generated in conjunction with these towers.
Growing up in a small, rural and industrial community of Gladstone, QLD, Connor was fortunate to be surrounded by unique environments and landscapes ranging from mountainous forms, open pastures, coastal views and dense bushland. This diversity of these landscapes in Connor's life, gave him the confidence to strive for this lifestyle of a Landscape Architect so others can enjoy these environments as much as he has.