London, Greater London, E15 1EQ
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Iron reef
Norfolk, Uk - first prize
Iron Reef celebrates the historical and ecological heritage of Reedham Ferry inn and the Norfolk landscape: it’s a homage to its Chalk Reef and the industrial and nautical heritage of Reedham Ferry Inn. The iron reef is inspired by the anthropized amphibious landscape. As an Amphibious structure, it can live on both earth and water. Shaped by the winter tides and emerging as a landmark between the reeds, it connects the sky and touches the water. People are invited to follow the light metallic structures. The lower promenade acts as a pier, reconnecting the community with the water. The tides from the river modify the material, adding patina and oxidation as a performance of colour or a maritime ruin. Plants and microorganisms start to appear on the structure. The Iron Reef is planted with particular amphibious plants, oxygenating plants. Team: Cristina Morbi, Aurora Destro, Cristina Brena