Water House in the maldives
Maghoodhoo Island (Maldives)
The project has born from the synergy between the University of Milano Bicocca, the Italian Government and the Maldivian one. The target is the construction of a little desalinization plant that could purify the water of the ocean and turn it drinkable and available for the people of Maghoodhoo and for the Marhe Center, the research lab of Bicocca. Furthermore, for highlighting the good relationship between Italy and Maldives, the purpose will been built by local works, with local materials and local know-how.
Therefore this work cannot follow a conventional path but it will be opened to any changes mainly related to the budget and to the Maldivian building techniques.
The proposal consists in the creation of a wooden platform roof that cover a multi-use space where they are placed the drinkable water faucets and a little garden for the people of Maghoodhoo. The project area is across the old wall that divides the Marhe center from the village, so the project is composed by two complementary parts.
The first one is destined to host the technical room, the space for the diving and the showers. The second part is the place where the people can take the drinkable water and sit. It will be equipped by some benches that will also host some plants and flowers to create a sort of covered garden. This part can grow in the future extending itself along the Marhe Center wall.
Both parts are equipped by a wooden platform to avoid the creation of mud (the streets and the Marhe Center area are unpaved) and to permit the drainage of the waters.
The whole project will be built in wood because it is an operation friendly with the environment. In facts also the desalinization plant works exclusivly with renewable energy. In particular it will works with some solar panels that will be placed on the roof of the existing buildings in the Marhe Center.