The first of the stated goals of this proposal to establish a new type fishing town, one which maintains the traditional structure and atmosphere of the existing town, but is supported by a growing, forward-looking industry. In order to survive, the production capacity of the proposed aquacultural heart of the town must be immediately competitive with commercial fishing, not only because the product of the town must be economically viable, but also because aquaculture must as soon as possible establish itself as the future of the fishing industry. This emphasis on aquaculture as the future of cod production will also be essential to the identity of the town in which the facility is built, eventually its legacy will be as the forerunner of the future of commercial groundfish harvesting. This economic and other necessities perhaps more than any other issues will dictate the scale of the intervention. Not just in terms of revenue generated, although that must be the starting point of the calculation, but in a literal sense, of how many square feet and cubic liters the facility must be. Ultimately the goal of revenue generation will dictate as much of the design of the intervention as site conditions, ecological and biological necessity, and architectural desire.
Status: School Project
Location: Cutler, ME, US
My Role: Sole Designer
Additional Credits: Honors Presentation