Mount Teide Sacrificial Volcanic Visitor Centre_Gladys Ching, Y3

Volcanologists recently wrote an article in 2009 regarding the risk of volcanic eruption of Mount Teide, the highest and one of the most frequently visited active volcanoes in Europe. Scientists have since raised concerns on volcanic emergency measures in Tenerife because of the lack of preparation and thorough evacuation plans. The project aims to raise awareness of this impending natural danger and architecturally entwines together a series of early warning systems. The building intends to be partly sacrificial responding to various signs of eruption (i.e. erratic behaviour by herds of camels), and eventually becomes an instrument to hasten evacuation as an eruption occurs.

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