Designing Imaginations: A public space inspired by Ecotopia | Marium Dua

Imagination is an expression that drives us to investigate our own stories. Instead of being trapped in a concrete box, imaginative public space could provide an opportunity for all people to show the world the positive perception of design. The concept of ecotopia is being applied to the notion of experiential properties of architecture by exploring it through the lense of imaginations.

Eduwik Architecture Excellence Awards 2022 (Students)
Second Award | Sports & Recreation

Project Name: DESIGNING IMAGINATIONS : A public space inspired by “ECOTOPIA”
Project Category: Recreation Studio
Name: Student
Design Team: Marium Dua
Area: 40 Acre
Year: 2021
Location: Moola Chotok , Khuzdar , Balochistan , Pakistan
Consultants: Thesis Project

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We were always told that storytelling, and therefore the world of imagination was just for kids. But as adults, we never really abandon the world of stories. We still have TV, movies, and novels. The reality is, we will never outgrow stories because our lives are built around them. We’re made from them.

A public space which could explore the experiential properties of architecture, illustrating its ability to relate to our imaginations, as architecture has the power existed deep within our mind and thoughts. The intimate relationship between the imaginative realm of architecture and therefore the world.

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Moola chotok is a hidden ravine located in the middle of the khuzdar district in the southern province of baluchistan, pakistan. It is situated approximately 105 kilometers (65 mi) north-east of khuzdar. It is a hidden gem which compries of mountains and waterfalls. The need of making it livable to public is to increase it’s beauty and make it a source of income for both locals and foreigners.

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The ECOTOPIAN concepts will not damage the natural landscapes but increases its beauty by using ECO friendly materials. The concept of living inside mountains i.e. caves is not new and is also affective for the climatic changes and global warming that are destroying our environment. I have used bamboo structures with organic forms to replicate nature. The need of reducing carbon footprint is the core idea behind the project. The project’s possibility is although very low but it will contribute as a begining of ECOTOPIAN structures comprising the concepts which will break contemporary architecture ideas.

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