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Angelo Renna. Pink Mammals

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Pink Mammals is a new thinking process about the relationship between human and nature. It is becoming a necessity to have a new “thought on the world” in order to change the natural conditions of our contemporary society. The design of the international wildlife center is an experimental project aiming to facilitate the cohabitation between the humans and the animals.

Our vision is to take in consideration the needs of the human with the same attention given to the different animals and vegetation taken care of. Therefore, the existing human being and ecosystems have the same value. There is no center of any kind, just a non-anthropocentric environment. The idea for a new wildlife center is to create a different approach inside the natural reserve through a landscape strategy that joins the touristic needs with a new relationship to the nature. The project relies on a path 15 meter high from the ground level. This weak and performative infrastructure of a diameter of 2 km proposes an artificial interface that allows to create different conditions inside the park. The path allows to create a self-limitation inside the reserve in order to permit the nature to enter it freely. Meanwhile, it also allows a new awareness about this fragile ecosystem and the possibility to discover the wild nature of the Kreuger Park.

The distinctive element of this infrastructure is its “pink mammals” that collect rain water. Their materiality allows them to grow and change shape as the water collection increases. This water reserve offers different uses: creation of a wetland area, creation of pipelines in case of fire emergency, irrigation of small vegetable gardens to feed the people living in the park…The touristic facilities are all concentrated in one building, reducing the use of the soil and inserting a new representative element on the territory. A new approach to tourism offers more consciousness about our surrounding environment and teaches how to respect it in a new circle of life.