arch daily, Alison Furuto, Jan 2013
Aimed to support educational, cultural, and artistic projects based on the knowledge of the marine environment and its comprehension, the Jacques Rougerie Foundation recently announced the winners of their 2012 competition. The Foundation’s ambitions are to encourage young architects’, designers’, and engineers’ creativity, by promoting groundbreaking projects that will have an impact on our future lifestyles. The purpose is to imagine unprecedented solutions to current challenges, and to work in compliance with sustainable development. More images and the descriptions of the winning projects after the break.
Award: Architecture & Sea Level Rise Laureate: Koen Olthuis, Mahtab Akhavan, Laura Weiss, Alexandre Voegelé Project: Thalassophilantropy, App-grading Wet Slums
The project Thalassophilantropy, App-Grading Wet Slums proposes to redo the organization of disadvantaged area of seafront cities, and to offer solutions to sea level rise. The project main idea is based on the creation of constructions and services located on floating systems. The latter take part at the same time in galvanizing the neighborhood and being functional no matter how high the sea level is. On one hand, the neighborhood’s inhabitants can live there safely on every level: energy, food, drinkable water supplies, accommodation. And on the other hand, they have a solution against occasional floods, and at the end the issue of sea level rise.
Jacques Rougerie Foundation financial grant is going to be used for the application of their project in the disadvantaged area of Dhaka seaboard, Bangladesh.