Conceptual large-scale architecture plays a starring role in many design proposals aimed at addressing climate change. It's a bit of a paradox, since new construction is often condemned for using more energy and resources than it can ever save. The architects at ON OFFICE, however, have a concept intended to contribute to overall renewable energy production in the EU. They propose a habitable wind farm called Turbine City off the coast of Norway, which would generate power and promote tourism.
Turbine City would be located in Stavanger, Norway, which has long been in the offshore drilling industry. According to the architects, the wealth gleaned through oil could be directed toward an image makeover for Stavanger, to orient it publicly toward more sustainable pursuits.