“Floating architecture in French Polynesia ?”
Lenick obtained her scientific baccalaureate in 2010, in Tahiti and left for France where she entered the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux. It was after doing a case study of a floating neighborhood in Amsterdam for her thesis work that she truly realized the vulnerability of French Polynesian islands in the face of climate change and sea level rise. She continued her research on this subject for her thesis by working on a feasibility study for a floating architecture project in French Polynesia, which will lead to a prototype of a floating facility in the bay of Paopao in Moorea.
The preservation of the environment and also the involvement of Polynesian culture in this region threatened by sea level rise, are central to Lenick’s values and she aims to invest her energy in this field in the near future.