The Embassy of Third Nature is the proposal to unite the climates and cultures of the whole world in a new territory, generating a multi-climatic environment of social interaction. Humanity depends on the natural world, but rapid urbanization is making man and nature increasingly distant. The Embassy of Third Nature seeks to re-establish lost contact in the heart of all metropolises.
The different ethnic and social demography in every contemporary metropolis finds its identity in its culture. The climate is an integral part in the definition of this culture, and with it the cultivated species, the cuisine and the consumption of food. The Embassy of Third Nature simulates a vast range of climatic territories through the manipulation of the surface and the terrain, to re-propose the different regional climates within the same urban space, each with its own ‘diplomatic corps’. The project allows residents born abroad, in ever increasing numbers, to live a warm welcome experience and at the same time constitutes an educational experiment for those who were born and raised in that metropolis. By recreating different climatic zones in the same public space, and favoring both a social and agronomic reorganization, The Embassy of Third Nature becomes a point of reference and congregation and defines a new hybrid reality, which places itself between the current standard categories of vegetable gardens, conservatories, farmers markets and gastronomic societies. The model “The Embassy of Third Nature” combines urban, territorial and social ambitions, and can be replicated worldwide.
The project has received numerous awards:
Exhibited in the Foster and Partners studio, it was nominated for the AA Foster+Partners Sustainability Award, see link. Published in the projects review of the Architectural Association of London, see link. Selected by Royal Kew Gardens and Chicago Press to be published and become a technical manual on bioclimatic greenhouses and on how to modulate internal climates on a morphological and passive level, without the support of any plant, see link.