The Stillest Place on Earth

This project envisions a monumental platform that’s located at the South Pole and spins in opposition to the rotation of the Earth, creating The Stillest Place on Earth. In some respects, The Stillest Place on Earth is similar to an earlier project, The Flattest Place on Earth. It presents a concept that’s easy to grasp, and is simple in form, but it would be extraordinarily difficult to execute. Still, it would be fascinating to stand upon the still platform surface and witness the speed with which the Earth turns below!

In the video, above, Peter Yeadon describes how the idea came to mind when he visited the Domus Aurea in Rome, and made a note of it in one of his four Rome Prize Sketchbooks. The Sketchbooks are housed in the Archives of the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montréal.