Tasked with designing a new icon for Houston, I chose to examine a post-oil future in which outdated rigs from the gulf of Mexico could be repurposed as landmarks and historical sites. In this image, the platform is in a park outside of the city and open to the public for hiking and exploration, serving as a reminder of the past era of oil.

I realize this is probably not logistically possible, nor would it be safe, given the heights, equipment, and chemicals inevitably present on the structure. However, I hope it’s a unique idea of how we can repurpose this equipment and extend its useful life.

Ironically, the Songa Delta is actually a platform in Norway, not the Gulf of Mexico, but it was the image best suited to use in this project to convey my point.

historic songa delta