Sandra Youkhana

2010-2011

At Vanishing Point

Havana's damaged ecosystem has made survival of marine wildlife impossible. resting upon the cheek of the bay on safer waters the site stands as a green belt - an untouched stretch of coastline on the brink of becoming 'Hiltonised' in the wake of the post-embargo economy. The proposed scheme is a pelican sanctuary and resort, preserving the land and protecting the pelicans by diverting them towards the site through the release of fish, with interactive lodgings dotted amongst these constructed habitats in a resort set-up. 

 

A series of water scenarios within the excavation of the undulating landscape create an interface between man, bird and fish. The aesthetic intentions rely heavily on an ongoing theme within my work of composite architectures - displacing functions through the intervention of technical components concealed within seaside follies. S.Y.