Beautifully rendered futuristic designs that occupy the ocean or the starry skies of outer space are the focal elements of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation's International Architecture Competition. The annual competition was established to encourage sustainable and technological innovation for the future. Young architects, designers, and engineers are given the opportunity to show off their skills by submitting design ideas to the categories of Ocean, Space, and Sea Level Rise.
The fifth edition of the competition concluded with three top prizes in each category. The Innovation and Architecture for the Sea award went to the project "Re-Source" by HOLISME, a team that comprises of French masters of architecture students Robin Vairé, Yorick Isnard, Paul Morini.
HOLISME shared the details to their winning entry, which you can check out below.
Innovation and Architecture for the Sea award: Re-Source
by HOLISME (Robin Vairé, Yorick Isnard, Paul Morini)
"Re-Source is the result of an intensive research and work on new resources able to unseat fossil fuel uses. In order to serve the environmental cause and to use the sea's economical potential, we chose to work on the Port, hot spot of interactions' imbalance between Humanity and the Sea."
"The micro-algae, a sustainable natural resource, is the Bio-fuel 3rd generations' main component. We proposed a Bio-fuel generating station replicable from port to port. These structures offer an eco-production for bio-fuel, which would be distributed in-situ. To achieve an autonomous and perpetual fabrication, the factory is built as a giant siphon which allows the fluids to flow without prior energy input."
"The structure is located on the main dyke and represents an attraction center : each station hosts both academic and leisure program. Re-Source bases include an academic research center and a resort in addition to the fueling station.
Re-Source is an alternative to the production of Bio-fuel 3rd generation. It offers an economic hub based on Micro - Algae resource, aware and respectful of environmental issues."
More project images in the gallery below.
All images courtesy of HOLISME.
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