Global populations are starting to shift. Varying factors are causing large populations to move from their original settlements. These displaced populations are putting pressure on already strained economies and triggering deep seated cultural tensions.
Project Lotus is a conceptual town that is designed to rehome large displaced populations such as refugees and in the future, those made homeless by rising sea levels as a consequence of global warming. For the purposes of the project I have chosen to focus on refugees affected by the Syrian civil war, Project Lotus will be built as a long term solution to the homeless population.
Further consideration can be given to the scale Project Lotus can undertake. As the towns are designed to be completely self reliant with each inhabitant taking on a pivotal role in the community, there is not a limit to the size that the towns or cities could take. With sea levels rising, war will not be the only factor that will drive people away from their homes to look for alternative living solutions in the future. A marine based solution is the most appropriate response.
This project was designed in response to a competition created by Eleven Magazine.