Waterworks Archipelago is a proposal for a Water and Plastic recycling co-operative, placed in the tributary of São Raimundo, Manaus - the largest city in the Amazon rainforest. Over the last 80 years, a booming expansion of the city has transformed the tributaries into weak ghosted polluted waterscapes, with frequent water shortages due to the lack of an updated infrastructural water supply system.
The project consists of a series of elements hosting public programs, that at the same time, work as transforming alchemical artefacts. They remediate the wastewater and polluting plastics that the neighborhoods pour into the tributary, returning clean recycled water and energy back to the inhabitants - creating a public recreational archipelago on a fluctuating waterscape.
The project aims to challenge the public inhabitation of a conventionally screened infrastructure, while opening up the walled tributary towards the public use of the edge and facilitating access to the tributary.