The project is a focus on developing a solution for an extreme situation of a climate crises and viral outbreak. The proposal is to produce a self sustaining environment which can provide support for 300 occupants. The environment is to provide a place not only for survival but also growth and comfort. The strategy that is proposed is located on Waiheke Island on Matiatia Bay in New Zealand.
The design takes heavy influence from its site and uses this to its advantage as a way to achieve passive techniques for comfort and growth. This concept of survival is based off the theory of need which outlines psychological needs, safety, security, love, and belonging, esteem and self actualisation. These elements are then covered within four main schemes of the project: defence, survival, quality of life and the environment. The structure itself is inspired by the land formation of the island bay, and utilises solar, wind and water passively as a means of an energy source.