Wendy Wang and Ryan Ort
More than 50% percent of livable space in the world has an average winter temperature below 15⁰ Celsius. Winter recreation activities and unique winter landscapes are the main attractions for people to go outdoors. In today’s current conditions, it is important to use sustainable materials wherever possible. Sustainability emphasizes the use of recycled materials, locally sourced materials, and in the landscape using native plant species. The design for POLAR77 meets all of these important factors in creating a sustainable, cold-friendly space by using shipping containers which can be recycled from the globally located seaports and native plants which will contextualize each space to each individual location.