Huiru Huang

Architecturalize Greenland,
Re-Envisioning Marmorilik Mining Landscape

Studio 1A Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

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This project rethinks both the mining and tourism industries, seeking a more sustainable way of mining in Greenland. Using Marmorilik, a historical marble mine at the edge of the melting ice cap as an example, I envision a new integrated way of exploiting resources including marble, hydro energy, and landscape. A way that contributes to a local community sustained by artisan marble industry and art residency together with tourism, and thus reconnects our urbanized built environment with the material origins as a means to call for protection of the changing fragile ecosystem. The new mine serves as part of the landscape after limited exploitation, to showcase the balance between Anthropocene activities and the epic landscape.

New Marble Mining
New Marble Mining