The North Wales Tidal Energy Project
The North Wales Tidal Energy Project by Grimshaw employs a new form of technology to generate tidal energy using an offshore lagoon instead of a barrage.
The lagoon would be constructed out of rock and boulders and would create 30 linear kilometres of new rocky shore. In contrast to barrage schemes this proposal would have a very positive environmental impact, boosting biodiversity and providing breeding grounds for birds. A pavilion is included in the design to provide space for a renewable energy exhibition centre with seminar rooms.