Cathal Curtin Amplitude, 2009
Cathal Curtin

‘This project derives from a study of the possible physical consequences of supplying energy needs from Ireland’s un-harnessed wave-power. The project is a rhetorical, salutary proposition, a manifesto and an embodiment of the scale of generation required, to supplant our oil dependence and feed our centralizing grid. The research into current and future power needs and the potential provided by wave-power is diligently explored. The result is a visionary, speculative proposal, sublimating the periodic power provided by the waves into a fantastic infrastructure formed of dilated pumped storage vessels, resting on stone pylons extracted from the bedrock.’ Marcus Donaghy – Donaghy + Dimond Architects

With thanks to: Jimi Shields and John McLaughlin