Monuments to an energy paradigm we lack the courage to implement
TERROIR were invited by Senior Curator of Architecture at he MAXXI in Rome, Pippo Ciorra to take part in the exhibition Energy: Oil and Post Oil, in 2013,
The exhibition comprises three parts. Two of these relate to photographic documentation of gas stations past and present, while the third component features future visions from seven international architects. TERROIR is part of an illustrious group including Sou Fujimoto, Noero Architects, MODUS and Lifethings.
TERROIR’s project explores the uncertainty around the post-oil era and suggests a momumental architecture for an era of sustainable energy. Our proposal suggests that Australia’s highways are connected as one giant energy distribution system, resulting in a series of “fuel stations” inspired by Yugoslav war moments of the Soviet era and the Australian film, Mad Max.
"George and I wrote the script (to Mad Max) based on the thesis that people would do almost anything to keep vehicles moving and the assumption that nations would not consider the huge costs of providing infrastructure for alternative energy until it was too late."James McAuslandScriptwriter, Mad Max