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Rendering by Shenghui Mao and Qifeng Gao

Cloud Nursery

This project utilizes water as an energy source, transporting it below NYC from a park to the metropolis. Steam is released in Central Park—a monument of nature—to create a heat-landscape that nurtures awareness in the city of the original of this energy source. In this way, Cloud Nursery serves as a reminder of natural conditions from which the city emerged and connects inhabitants to a paradigmatic vision of nature and the city as a whole.