Space Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui, the remote legendary island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, home to the Moai sculptures and also known as Easter Island, provides the physical context for this exercise, which is being developed in accordance with a three-year study program, from 2018 to 2020, tackling different scales of intervention: systemic / policy planning (2018); environmental / typological definition (2019); infrastructural / building design (2020). As per plan, Superstudio 2018 (System Rapa Nui) carried out an eco-systemic analysis of the island, whcih generated multiple visions for a regional policy, capable to consider and integrate all the issues affecting Rapa Nui’s future sustenance at macro level.

This year, with Space Rapa Nui, the focus will be on the typological definition of environmental building models and the selection of technologies that can facilitate the performance imagined at territorial level by such regional development proposals.

Top image: Tombesi (2019)