Amphibious Habitats - International Competition, Exhibition & Conference

Amphibious Habitats was an international Exhibition and Competition held in the Southern Spanish city of Malaga in March 2017. It with the aim of interchanging ideas about the relationship between architecture, water environments and industrial heritage. A selection of twenty shortlisted proposals were exhibited in La Térmica, a Cultural Centre in Malaga located nearby the seashore of the western side of the city, a bustling industrial in the first decades of the twentieth Century. 

 

As part of the exhibition, a symposium took place to discuss diverse ways to produce architecture responses in direct contact with the water from very different perspectives: William Firebrace talked about spheres and submarine artifacts; Izaskun Chinchilla pointed at innovative ways to consider more ecological design processes ; Juan Domingo Santos related his experience with an abandoned industry near Granada; Fernando Pérez del Pulgar discussed his investigations on prefabricated and flexible structures in the post-war period. 

 

The day culminated with an awards ceremony and a party in the courtyard of La Térmica, with music, burgers, wine and beer.