Breathe free- designing a small scale recreational space
Launch February 15, 2020
Registration Ends: 7th Sep 2020
Submission Deadline: 22nd Sep 2020
Result Announcement: 19th Nov 2020
As cities continue to grow and industrialize, half of the world’s population sees itself occupying urban environments. Around 9 out of 10 people frequently breathe in dangerous levels of polluted air. Air pollution also kills an estimate of 4 million every year.
WHO reports that by 2030 the air will become so poisonous that having an oxygen kit will become a need. People are generally advised to stay indoors and to not indulge in outdoor activities. With increasing rate, it won’t be hard to imagine a possibility where people will seek refuge inside their hermetically sealed climate. Outdoor activities will start to spill indoor. Inward looking spaces will become crowded. Barely would anyone choose to interact beyond the confines of an artificial climate. Where does this leave the public spaces of the city?
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