2015 – Imagining Iveragh Charrette, The Pearl Project

Date: December 9, 2015 Category: , ,

Imagining Iveragh Charrette – The Pearl Project

In November 2015, the IwB students, faculty, and staff travelled to County Kerry to conduct research for the Interstitial Zones project and run a five-day charrette called Imagining Iveragh.

Interstitial Zones is a major IwB initiative and partnership with the Kerry County Council, and other local stakeholders, in southwestern Ireland. The project focuses on creating sustainable economic development that will provide new job creation in the region. Imagining Iveragh was the first academic charrette held for this project.

Team 2 proposed the Pearl Project, a concept that makes Iveragh a destination for innovative research and learning experiences through a system of geodesic domes or pearls that would be strategically placed along the Iveragh Peninsula.

The purpose of the Pearl Project is to link together the existing natural assets of the area, like a string of pearls, in order to establish sustainability through tourism, education, and economic opportunity. The video summarizes the team’s concept.

To find out more about this project see the Imagining Iveragh project page.