Who ‘Terra’ ultimately benefits the individuals who live, work next to, and visit the urban cooling spot.
Why The purpose of the project is to address the problem of urban heat islands that are becoming more prevalent in cities worldwide. The project aims to use ceramics in combination with water to combat the rising heat and improve the microclimate in urban areas.
How By soaking the ceramic elements, the water evaporates through the porous surface and extracts heat form the surrounding air. This cools the immediate area. The construction itself provides shade and thus forms a place to stay.
Where It is well-suited for heavily sealed and crowded urban areas, including plazas, shopping districts and public transport stations.