Julien Nolin architecture and design portfolio: Devices, Competitions, Product Design, Graphic Design, Video, Press and Publications. Julien Nolin is an award-winning designer.
“Come experience the Amazon, without 'going into' the Amazon!”
In the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, lies the city of Manaus, a city of 2 million people who owes much of its survival to its Free Trade Zone, yet at what cost?
Amazonia Pier is a phantasmagorical critique of the Free Trade Zone of Manaus, proposing a speculative reinterpretation of the Zone's industrial belt into a pier of pleasure, and forming a new industrial park at the city’s central harbor, hybridizing the mechanical manufacturing processes of industry with the mechanics of amusement rides, juxtaposing themes of consumerism, manufacturing, tourism and pleasure.