By : MU Architecture
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Other categories in architecture / Concept in architecture : Gold Certification
Categories : Special Award / Architecture + Climate Change : Bronze Certification
By redefining the way of inhabiting and occupying the territory, PEKULIARI project announces a new relationship between humans and their natural habitat. Diametrically opposed with the concept of urban footprint, this impressive tower that stands alone more than 200 meters high in the heart of the vast Quebec forest, greatly diminishes its impact on nature and the destruction of more and more rural land. Straight out of the imagination, this Iconic and enigmatic structure, asserts itself as a world's first.
Its familiar look of large stacked rocks, eroded by time is coupled with a skin with both mineral and organic aspect. This irregularly shaped exoskeleton gives the envelop a cellular appearance that contrasts with the crystalline multiple colored glass façade underneath. PEKULIARI is an eloquent example of paleo-futurism.
Beyond the incredible quality of life and prestige, PEKULIARI pushes the limits of innovation in the integration of new building technologies. In addition to rainwater and snow collection, greywaters will be filtered and released into the environment through natural and ecological processes. Windmill systems and photovoltaic glazing will ensure self-sufficiency.
Unique in the world, this visionary and ambitious architecture project forces the human habitat and the natural habitat osmosis.