Mapping Eneropa

If you haven’t already seen it, this is the rather beautiful map from Office of Metropolitan Architecture which proposes to redesign the entirety of Europe along energy saving lines. Rather than each nation behaving in individualistic energy-generating ways, the continent becomes defined by energy territories. In Eneropa each member state provides the energy based on the capabilities of their physical geographies. Ireland and the western half of Britain become the ‘tidal states’. East Britain transforms into the ‘isles of wind’. ‘Solaria’ is formed of Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, providing solar power. There’s also Biomassburg, Geothermalia and Last Hydropia. All the territories are connected by a new green grid, which isolates nodes of production and movement corridors for energy.

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