Eva Pfannes (German, b.1970) and Sylvain Hartenberg (French, b.1968) of OOZE architects (The Netherlands, est.2003) and Marjetica Potrč (Slovenian, b.1953) in collaboration with Jesse Honsa (American, b.1985)
Future Island is an experimental project that captures in miniature, through architecture, the planet’s response to climate change. More than just a preliminary tool for measuring adaptive behaviors, the project uses simulation to create a shared imaginary of our possible future.
Future Island is an island of stones, a pioneer landscape that will evolve over the next 100 years. It is a micro-ecosystem, a biotope of plants and animals, that is constantly adapting to slowly changing conditions. The island is divided into two zones along the latitude of 59°21’20.32”N: a warm zone in the north and a cold zone in the south. The warm zone is a landscape of heated rocks and soil, up to 5°C warmer than its surroundings. The rocks are heated by solar panels mounted on the surrounding buildings. This creates a perpetually future environment that corresponds to current global warming predictions. The landscape undergoes conditions similar to those of flora and fauna on the front lines of climate change.
Statens Konstrad (Public Art Agency of Sweden, founded in 1937), Lotta Mossum Akademiska Hus (Public developer, founded in 1993), Tomas Persen, Svenska Bostäder (Public housing developer, founded on 1944) Stimuleringsfonds (Creative industries fund NL)