Re-imagining the Hoover Dam

By: admin | March - 7 - 2011

Third Place
2011 Skyscraper Competition

Yheu-Shen Chua
United Kingdom

The current public amenities of the world-famous Hoover Dam in the United States consist of a viewing platform, a bridge, and a gallery scattered around the entire site. This project aims to reconfigure these programs by merging them into a single vertical super structure.

One of the main purposes of the project is to allow the water from the upstream river to engage directly with the visitors through a series of containers. A hanging tower above the 700-foot drop into the Black Canyon would be used as gallery and a vertical aquarium.

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