Spanning the Yangtze River is Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric dam. As part of China’s effort to move towards sustainable energy sources, the dam became an important solution towards fostering a cleaner environment. However, the dam had an adverse effect on the local community and ecology. Sierra Cascade responds to these issues by providing solutions for the regional community and ecosystem.
Since the construction of the Three Gorge Dam, the Yangtze River region has been greatly altered due to the huge shift in water movement. As a result, intense flooding and landslides occur frequently, creating unsafe living conditions within the villages in the reservoir.
In response to the habitats affected by Three Gorges Dam, a proposal for a resettlement within the site will be most favourable for the habitants and environment surrounding Yangtze River. The design aims to resettle residence back into community, while revitalizing the surrounding ecosystem.