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Sea Change: Flood Resilient Architecture for the 21st Century showcases projects – proposed and realised – by leading architects around the world in the field of flood resilient architecture.
Solutions come in all shapes, forms and scales: projects that work with nature by developing floating buildings; improving flood barriers and turning them into recreational space; elevating a range of public and private buildings.
The exhibition will also look at flood resilient solutions that take into account our enjoyment of living close to water, be it seas, lakes or rivers.
Examples include BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group’s winning scheme for a flood defence strategy that doubles as a public park, preventing a repeat of the extensive flooding experienced by Lower Manhattan in the face of Hurricane Sandy, and Zaha Hadid Architects’ sculptural Niederhafen River Promenade in Hamburg.
Alongside the main narrative, Sea Change includes thought-provoking content on ‘flooding as the new normal’, through film, futuristic visualisations, books and poetry.