HEATHROW COTTON PARK
by Xinran Li
Heathrow Cotton Park is a vision of future airport architecture. Following the reduction of car uses, cotton, a crop with significant importance and tortuous history, takes over the existing multistorey parking. Hydroponic and robotic farming give it a new image. With the help of latest recycling technology, old clothes of passengers and local people are brought back to life as new cotton. In this project, rain is collected. Heat is absorbed. The consume circle is closed. Expansion is replaced by evolution. Before stepping on the Heathrow Transfer POD to T5, you would find yourself immersed in a future filled with light, fresh air and life.