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Agriculture in the Arctic.
My proposal integrates a hydroponic greenhouse into the power plant itself, to design an architectural attachment, a quasi-parasite, which takes advantage of this waste heat, CO2 and water. The two industrial archetypes of the power plant and the greenhouse are merged as the former’s constant mechanical buzz and steam breaths and the ever-present flow of water and rushing of leaves of the latter, bring the building to life. A beacon of light and life in the cold polar climate is now the first major building you see when entering Longyearbyen, redefining the town’s character and identity.