Competition architecture Fondation Jacques Rougerie - Institut de France 2020


LETS LOOK INTO OUR FUTURE AND SEE HOW ALGAE WILL MOVE INTO LANDSCAPES, LIVING
BUILDINGS WITH GREEN PHOTOSYNTHETIC MEMBRANES, AND ECO COMMUNITIES PRODUCING LOCAL FOOD AND ENERGY. HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE EMERGING THEMES, SCHEMES AND DREAMS IN ALGAE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN, FROM THE POSSIBLY PRACTICAL TO THE UTTERLY FANTASTIC.
THE PROJECT IS BASED ON THE IDEA OF PRODUCING BIO-FUELS THROUGH AN INGENIOUS ALGAE FARM THAT COVERS THE TOP PART OF THE STRUCTURE. THE ALGAE WILL ABSORB CO2 AS ITS MAIN NUTRIENT FOR PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND WILL PRODUCE HYDROGEN TO BE USED IN BIOREACTORS.


THE LEVEL 0.00 OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR WALKING IN PARK SURROUNDINGS, INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED PLACES. THE TERRESTRIAL SURFACE OF THE AREA IS AVAILABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF UNLIMITED GREEN VEGETATION AND MICROCLIMATE. PARK, ARE PROVIDED AND AIMED AT COUNTERPOISING THE STRENUOUS EVERYDAY LIFE, PROVIDING TRANQUILITY AND PEACE.
TACKLING THE CHALLENGE OF BUILDING A TRANSPARENT SPHERE WITH 360° PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE DEEP SEA THIS GIVES VISITORS THE UNIQUE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE OCEAN’S VARIED ECOSYSTEMS.

ANEMONE IS A STRUCTURE WITH A SHAPE INSPIRED BY NATURE OF ITS OWN MEANING. THE REASON FOR THE CHOICE OF A CIRCULAR ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE REFLECTS THE INTENTION IS TO BUILD A PURE, NATURAL, PERFECT AND MOBILE BUILDING, LIKE A LIVING BEINGS. ITS EXISTENCE IS JUSTIFIED TO ACHIEVE VARIOUS GOALS. SAVE, LIVE, MONITORIZE AND COLONIZE.
THE SPIRAL SHAPE ENCOMPASSES AND FRAMES SPACE, OFFERING
UNIQUE SIGHTS OF THE HORIZON FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES.
THERE ARE MORE THAN 200

VARIETIES OF DIATOMACEAS, WHICH
WE WILL SEE THREE HERE BECAUSE
THE ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST THAT TEASED ME.
THAT INTEREST IS PRECEDED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL MODULATION, AND HOW MANY EXAMPLES CAN BE FOUND (IN FACT, IN EVERY LIVING BEING) WHICH YOU CAN SEE THE PARTS PERFECTLY. IT MUST ALSO BE MENTIONED THAT THE SMALLER (MICROSCOPIC) THE OBJECT IS, THE BETTER THEIR COMPONENTS CAN BE OBSERVED.

ALGAL ‘FIELDS’ COVERING THE FACADE ABSORB CO/2 AND PRODUCE BIO-DIESEL FOR ENERGY.
THE WASTE BIOMASS THROUGH ANAEROBIC DIGESTION FEEDS THE BUILDING SKIN.
WASTE WATER IS SENT THROUGH THE ALGAE, CLEANING IT FOR RE USE.
THE STRUCTURES HAVE TO BE SPHERICAL, TOO.
A SPHERE IS THE BEST SHAPE TO STAND UNDER PRESSURE: SPHERES DISTRIBUTE PRESSURE EVENLY. UNDERWATER, THE PRESSURE COMES FROM ALL SIDES, MAKING ANGLES PREGNABLE.
THE COMPLEX IS FULLY AUTONOMOUS FROM THE ENGINEERING POINT OF VIEW. ENVIRONMENTALLY CLEAN PROJECT. PROVIDED INTAKE SYSTEM, DESALINATION AND DISINFECTION OF SEA WATER, FURTHER TREATMENT AND REUSE. WASTE IS RECYCLED AND TRANSPORTED TO THE GREENHOUSE AS FERTILIZER. .
HYDROGEN CAN BE USED IN FUEL CELLS TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY OR BURN DIRECTLY, LEAVING ONLY WATER AS WASTE.
ON TOP, LIES A LIFTED SOCIAL INTERACTION SPACE (PLAZA), GETTING ABUNDANT LIGHT FROM DOME AND ALLOWING PEOPLE TO ENJOY A SCENIC VIEW OF THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE. THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE ALGAE SPACES CREATE AN UNIMAGINABLE WORLD FULL OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS IMAGINE A DIVE THROUGH THIS FOREST FULL OF CIRCULAR VOLUTES AS IF IT WAS A TAPE
CULTURE D'ALGUES

GOAL IS TO SHOWCASE ALGAE WITH GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND CLEAN POLLUTED AIR, REUSE WASTE WATER, PRODUCE ENERGY AND FOOD ONSITE. IT WILL BE A LAB, A SEAWEED EXHIBITION AND VISITOR CENTER.
ON TOP, LIES A LIFTED SOCIAL INTERACTION SPACE (PLAZA), GETTING ABUNDANT LIGHT FROM DOME AND ALLOWING PEOPLE TO ENJOY A SCENIC VIEW OF THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE. THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE ALGAE SPACES CREATE AN UNIMAGINABLE WORLD FULL OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS IMAGINE A DIVE THROUGH THIS FOREST FULL OF CIRCULAR VOLUTES AS IF IT WAS A TAPE
CULTURE D'ALGUES

GOAL IS TO SHOWCASE ALGAE WITH GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND CLEAN POLLUTED AIR, REUSE WASTE WATER, PRODUCE ENERGY AND FOOD ONSITE. IT WILL BE A LAB, A SEAWEED EXHIBITION AND VISITOR CENTER.
ON TOP, LIES A LIFTED SOCIAL INTERACTION SPACE (PLAZA), GETTING ABUNDANT LIGHT FROM DOME AND ALLOWING PEOPLE TO ENJOY A SCENIC VIEW OF THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE. THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE ALGAE SPACES CREATE AN UNIMAGINABLE WORLD FULL OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS IMAGINE A DIVE THROUGH THIS FOREST FULL OF CIRCULAR VOLUTES AS IF IT WAS A TAPE
CULTURE D'ALGUES

GOAL IS TO SHOWCASE ALGAE WITH GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND CLEAN POLLUTED AIR, REUSE WASTE WATER, PRODUCE ENERGY AND FOOD ONSITE. IT WILL BE A LAB, A SEAWEED EXHIBITION AND VISITOR CENTER.
ON TOP, LIES A LIFTED SOCIAL INTERACTION SPACE (PLAZA), GETTING ABUNDANT LIGHT FROM DOME AND ALLOWING PEOPLE TO ENJOY A SCENIC VIEW OF THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE. THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE ALGAE SPACES CREATE AN UNIMAGINABLE WORLD FULL OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS IMAGINE A DIVE THROUGH THIS FOREST FULL OF CIRCULAR VOLUTES AS IF IT WAS A TAPE
CULTURE D'ALGUES

GOAL IS TO SHOWCASE ALGAE WITH GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND CLEAN POLLUTED AIR, REUSE WASTE WATER, PRODUCE ENERGY AND FOOD ONSITE. IT WILL BE A LAB, A SEAWEED EXHIBITION AND VISITOR CENTER.














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Competition architecture Fondation Jacques Rougerie - Institut de France 2020

ARCHITECT AMAURI GASPAR

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