Biome Column – Monument as Natural Habitat


Name: Ali Shazali

Nationality: Malaysian

Institution / Company: Manchester School of Architecture


– FINALIST of 2020 Monument Competition


The Biome Column explores a new possibility of monument as a political statement to address climate change by defining the ‘living together’ theme as biodiversity relationship between humans and nature. This new function of monument promotes inclusivity in a single agenda across all human races alongside living nature to save our planet.

This design proposal responsible as an agent of change to leave a long lasting sustainable impact on local biosphere as each modular pieces of it is made from recycled steel like cars and washing machines. By reduces and reuses waste, it implements circular economy while provides a new habitat for local flora and fauna in the form of organic architectural structure. Below the sea level, coral is farmed for nursery, breeding, and feeding grounds for fishes which are significant as food source for migratory wild birds while staying at the upper level of the monument seasonally.

This new habitat is not really a ‘new’ one but rather a rebirth and enhanced living conditions that have been depleted due to climate change. The local biosphere will be sustained as microclimate which is longed by the nature and human while boosting the local economy through tourism industry.


#Biodiversity #SustainableImpact #Nature #ClimateChange #CircularEconomy

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