Inspired by Senegal's many notable filmmakers like Ousmane Sembene, [AC-CA] organized the [DAKAR] Temporary Cinema ideas competition, where entrants around the world had a chance to test their skills in sustainable and temporary design as well as consider how the cinema could help enhance the local community.
The competition resulted in three prize-winning entries and seven honorable mentions. Below is a glimpse into the third-prize winner "Floating Cinema" by architect Minwook Choi from South Korea, who shared the project details with us.
In the past, [AC-CA] has held competitions like the Dubai Architecture School Tower, the [MILAN] World Expo info pavilion, [RIO DE JANEIRO] Symbolic World Cup Structure and the [SYDNEY] Container Vacation House
"Chapter1. Floating Cinema Dakar is a coastal city surrounded by Atlantic Ocean. While walking around the city, it is quite easy to find boats, ships, ports and docks anywhere in the city. Now, the cinema moving toward the sea is being planned. The floating cinema can reach anywhere in the city and appears temporary but becomes ubiquitous in nature."
"Chapter2. Starting Journey to Movie Watching films is just like starting a journey. As people enter into the cinema, the ship(the cinema itself) literally starts to sail. The floating cinema offers a new and different experiences that one can fully focus on the movie of choice without distraction."
"Chapter3. Recycling Materials The cinema is made from cargo ships, barges and boats of no avail. Benches in the cinema, for instance, are from deserted and outdated fishing boats. Through recycling, the abandoned materials can revive as a new cinema for people's benefits. The cinema is a product of value-added and up-cycling process."
"Chapter4. Mesmerizing Cinema-scape The floating cinema will give a new landscape to the city of Dakar and will provide people with more emotions and experiences, which promote creativity and imagination."
[AC-CA] Architectural Competition
[DAKAR] Temporary Cinema
Building Area (m2): 684 m2
Maximum Height (m2): 10 m
Exterior Finish: recycled wood boards from deserted and outdated fishing boats
Winning Position : 3rd Prize
Design Team: Minwook Choi (Architect)
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