MONA Heavy Metals Lab

Status Prototyping Location MONA, Tasmania Team Thomas Bailey, Megan Baynes, Nathan Crump, Paul Kaiser and Ryan Tubby Photographer Thomas Bailey

The River Derwent has a difficult history. Heavy Metals were routinely dumped until relatively recently.

This has had people outraged for some time. MONA has made a commitment to doing something about it.

Room11 Architects have been commissioned to create submerged architecture which brings the state of the Derwent to collective attention.

Haptic experience and technical data will be deployed in the battle for hearts and minds – raising awareness regarding an important environmental initiative.

Prototyping is underway now.