KA' POY YEPÜ \ SKYSCRAPER \ EVOLO 2019
Storyboarding . Conceptual Design . Animation . Special Effects Creation . Architecture . Masterplanning
“Ka' poy yepü” seeks to address this problem by proposing a multi-platform research center with a focus on geo-biological education. The purpose is to expand knowledge on how to harmonize technology and nature by networking around the globe on how to use and discover new forms of energy.
Canaima National Park – Venezuela, is one of the largest natural reserves on the planet and possess definitive characters that differentiate it from other natural reservoirs. It’s soil dates back to the Precambrian period, between 1.5 million to 2 billion years old; which makes it one of the most ancient rock formations in the world’s geochronology. These unique formations called “Tepuis” are a kind of table-top mountains with 90-degree vertical walls. Because of its ancient condition, high levels of electromagnetic fields can be found in the area. “Ka’ poy yepü” uses these forces to expand the use of electromagnetism as a form of direct energy. It prevents the disruption of the habitat by harboring said electromagnetism to keep the facility hovering over the valley.
Aerial transportation is the only way to reach Canaima due to a lack of roads and difficult terrain. Therefore, electromagnetic enhanced vehicles were created as a means to reach the facility. The “Töröns”, which translates to ‘Birds’ have the same matrix as “Ka’ poy yepü” and work as links between all parts of the main structure. The vehicles can access remote areas in the valley and make sure to provide a full picture of the site. Above all, these vehicles are used as structure carriers for the facility. They guide the ‘Cocoon’ structures to different towers on-site depending on the needs of expansion from both researches and visitors.
The original inhabitants of Canaima were the Pemon tribe, for whom the word pemon means ‘people’. Their relationships and perception of nature inspired how “Ka’ poy yepü” seeks and stores data. Named after the locals dialect, which translates to “I come from the sky, from infinity” provides the facility a connection to the land.