Imagine something gigantic. Imagine something immeasurable. Imagine what can be bigger than the planet Earth. Imagine things. Let’s imagine the volume of what can not be accounted for. Imagine structures. Imagine the speed. Imagine the complexity. Let us imagine the variability. Imagine the variety. Imagine a dimension of information so big that wanting to account for it, is simply impossible. Imagine what is going on around us. Imagine what we can see and not see. Imagine information. Can we imagine the non-visible? Let’s imagine Big Data.
We woke up and for some reason, the media, digital and online disappeared. It simply became non-existent. Is this our future? And in that case what can we do about it? How to solve and rescue the infinite and precious information that made us arrive here? Where are the manuals, the technology and the wisdom? Where is the knowledge being stored? Where can we have access to the backup of our Collective Imaginary? Where did the bigData go?
Theme: backup tower
Objective: We want you to design a building that will function as a backup for the world’s digital information. This building will be occupied by a team of resident engineers that will rotate every 6 months.These engineers are tasked with ensuring the maintenance of the space and its proper functioning. You should use the water as a natural refrigeration system for the big servers. The structure can be built above or underwater.
- Number of people: 5 residents engineers
- Spaces: Reception area; work room; rest rooms; eating area; living room; LARGE SERVER ROOM; heliport; boat dock and other areas that you consider.
- Localization: “Point Nemo”
- Oceanic pole of inaccessibility
- Areas: Not defined; The panel must have a descriptive text of the proposal (English), concept, idea. Scale
– Appropriate to the submitted elements.
Team: Ilaria Cazzola, Andrea Pellizon, Alessandro Visentin, Cecilia Carena, Sara Boschin
Team: Clay Lin, Lucy Yip
Country: United States
Team: Almendra Osvaldo, Valenzuela Diego, Gastón Hermida
City: La Plata
Team: Nordine Mahmoudi, Tobias Richterich, Tim Cousin, Jakub Sahatqija
Team: Seregi Alexandra, Tomsa Laura, Sandru Teodor
Team: Katarzyna Winkler, Patrycja Czechowska, Joanna Przebięda, Dominika Pindral, Aneta Góralska
Team: Oxana Prokosheva, Viktor Pakhomov
Country: Russian Federation
Final comments to the winning proposals - 24H 23th edition – bigData
"In a fairly short time, the participants have been searching for solutions to such difficult problems and for me it is the most important reason that this contest is unique. I sincerely congratulate the participants of the contest, who at first glance seemed to be simple but transformed such a deep debate into architectural products in such a short time. I have to say that I am very impressed when I evaluate the contest topic and the first data on its context. although it seems clear at first glance that it requires a deep discussion. I personally think that the idea that suggestions are innovative is as important as the relationship they have with context. it is obvious that the Point Nemo context makes the problem even more difficult. Despite this, however, the variety and contents suggested were quite satisfactory on their own terms.." Fatih Yavuz
1st PLACE - ID 000830:
"The Endless Tower is a very strong proposal. The spatial accommodation of accumulating information in a layered way is a powerful idea. This proposal also proves its timelessness by offering a cycle that does not end when it receives power from stratification of knowledge. The solution proposed for living and working places is quite satisfactory for such a context. This proposal, which looks at the issue from a different perspective, is not interested only in how information is stored and preserved. It also concerns how this process will progress in an infinite manner." Fatih Yavuz
“Ingenious! This proposal finds the essence of the metropolis and goes far away in a future were data will be essential to all. New metropolis of data! The Endless Tower. A place to keep this safe without limits of expiation is a good idea. ” Pedro Vada
2nd PLACE - ID000580:
"arkData aims to establish a proper physical relationship with the background and context that it establishes. The geometric composition suggested proves it. The idea of two entwined together spheres as a solution to the imbalance of the wave is very powerful. In comparison to this striking idea, the geometric arrangement in the space solutions can be criticized in the name of flexibility constraint. It seems that the spatial solutions do not take much into account the physical environment and context.'" Fatih Yavuz
“Strategy well designed. The shell, which protects the main the main building, was smart when you think about the movement of the sea. The living decks helps the researchers do not get crazy." Pedro Vada
3nd PLACE - ID0001310:
"this striking proposition is criticizing the digital world we are trapped in today very hard. he reinterprets the concept he has taken as a reference and has presented it as a quite ambitious spatial solution. Unpredictable boundaries and the enormous scale of this proposed space is an important other interesting feature." Fatih Yavuz
"The idea of a Digital Panoptic and the conception about what big data can be to the world is precious in this work. Show how the research and the reflection about the challenge was important." Pedro Vada