In February 2014, Cork experienced one of the worst floods in its history, resulting in the majority of the central island being submerged under several feet of water. Similar events also occured four years previously.
With this potential for re-occurrence, the question must be posed, how does the city react or adapt? What are the potential opportunities that this new climatic anomaly holds? Could a new set of architectural elements, tactically deployed to monitor and react, offer new ways of engagement with these emerging landscape(s)?
Our proposal deals with these questions by asking some others- such as; must we begin to attempt to prevent such occurences?, alter them?, or begin to adapt our thinking toward new and resilient systems ?
Design : Eoin French and Joe Hester