Soil consumption, deforestation, poaching. If the numerous species living on Earth had a voice, there would be a deafening cry of pain rising from deserts, mountains, burning forests and polluted skies.
In the fight for the protection of ecosystems there are no winners or losers. Yet, human beings seem to linger. While the delicate balances supporting this planet are eroding, anachronistic economic systems linger over reversing course of a race for a progress with no future and a wealth with no tomorrow.
This is the awareness at the base of WWF’s initiatives. For sixty years, WWF has been giving voice to the silent cry of those who have none to ask for help. WWF’s oases were created to achieve this goal. They aim at protecting the abundance of this planet and the right to exist of every living creature.
Protecting means giving access to the wonders of Mother Nature.
However, there is no protection without knowledge. There is no conservation without access. Protecting means giving access to the wonders of Mother Nature. This is because only by enjoying the existing beauty one can fall in love with it and only by falling in love with it one can become an active player in defending our planet.
Create a place where to raise awareness, where visitors can reconcile with nature.
This is the goal of WWF Observation Cabins. This is YAC’s and WWF’s competition to support one of the most ancient WWF’s oases. Such competition aims at creating a place where to raise awareness, where visitors can reconcile with nature by enjoying and acknowledging the beauty that lies where human beings manage to remain silent and listen.
Thanks to this competition architects will have the opportunity to play a crucial role in defending the planet designing observation points and a visitors’ center. Such elements will stand for a perfect combination of species, training place and beauty. This place will be a space to protect and safeguard nature.
This competition aims to rediscover the main identity of architecture, namely being a “tamed” nature where human beings can be moved by bright sunsets, be amazed by flying pink flamingos or tremble at the freezing touch of west breezes.
YAC thanks all the architects who will take part in this challenge.
Gioia Romani, Filippo Marconi, Simone Passaro, Lorenzo Bacci
three times K
Weronika Klaus, Joanna Klejment, Aleksandra Kreft
Felipe Astudillo + Fernando Contreras
Felipe Astudillo, Fernando Contreras
Christoffer Gade Olesen
Christian Szalay, Magdalena Mayr
Bartłomiej Bruzda, Paweł Danielak
Ada Trybuchowicz, Aneta Kominiak, Jakub Koźlik, Paweł Swacha, Aleksandra Warowna
TONG & TIEN
Tong Zhou, Tien Chen
Liang Cheng Chung, Han Ning Tsai, Zhi Ying Deng
Zhongyu Jiang, Yuqi Qin
María Eugenia Cedrani, Julia Silva, Agustina Vieites
SEYDA UZUN ZECIC, SUEDA GULEN
the MoM studio
Davide Bergo, Livia Sassudelli, Stefano Zuccatti
John Paul Senyonyi, Ekaterina-Madlen Ikonomova, Alessandro Pio Gliaschera
Katharina Sarah Wolf, Pia Millies
Andrei Petrisor Sain, Bianca Alexandra, Mihaela Pereanu
Thanut Sakdanaraseth, Suparaj Wangjindamanee
Margot Petropavlovsky, Chloé Taieb
Nicole Cieri Architects
Nicole Cieri, Valentina Linares, Carlo Alberto Guerriero, Federico Palli, Federica Giacchetti
Jakub Wichtowski, Michał Szymański, Alicja Aydar
Ran Zhang, Zhiwei Zou, Zhiqing Gao
Bryan Kam, Kritanai Pisutigomol
Davide Schenetti, Stefania Tagliazucchi
Damien GIRARD, Enzo SESSINI
Sou Fujimoto Architects
Foster + Partners
Mariana de Delás
Mariana de Delás
Raulino Silva Arquitecto
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Italian Ministry of the Environment
Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri