The oceans are a part of the surface of the planet occupied by sea water that surrounds the continents and currently covers about 71% of the Earth, 361 million km2.
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Antarctic and Arctic are their names.
They give life and allow life with the 70% of oxygen they release into the atmosphere through the plankton that is in the sea.
Once again, Man is destroying a good that is yours and precious ...
«We must save the oceans if we want to save mankind» Jacques Cousteau
“We need a wave of change and a material revolution” Parley Oceans.
These words sum up the great problem that plagues society.
Excess consumption and consequent production of waste, namely plastics.
The awareness of society and of the new generations is essential to change mentalities and attitudes.
Many measures have been taken to minimize these impacts, but certainly many more will have to be taken.
The recycling of plastic is already a reality, but not enough.
The planet is our most precious possession and our home.
Water is our energy, our driving force.
Theme: Sea Museum
Objective: As architects and active agents of society we have the important mission of designing the Sea Museum. We want it to be a point of awareness for the change of mentalities. Place of education and privileged information. Here, we can find all the information about the oceans, the new challenges, its importance for life.
-5 areas for 5 Oceans; (Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Antarctic and Arctic) each area should privilege an ocean.
-1 permanent exhibition area; (about the 5 oceans and its marine fauna and flora).
-1 temporary exhibition area; (this exhibition should focus on pollution problems).
-research Center; (for Ocean Studies and Research)
-workshop rooms; (for young people’s awareness)
-other ares that you consider.
Localization: Choose a location and justifies.
The panel must have a descriptive text of the proposal (English), concept, idea. Scale – Appropriate to the submitted elements.
Team: Anna Leshnick, Inbal Hazlett
Country: United States
Team: Valbona Fejza, Adelina Fejza, Sanja Avramoska, Brankica Dogazanska
Team: Katarzyna Przybyła, Agnieszka Wierzbicka
Team: Benedikt Hartl
Team: Zhi Wang, Jing Wang, Junchi Fang, Yumeng Yan
Team: Kenny Leung, Patrick Holland
Country: New Zealand
Team: Gustavo Pessini, Gabriel Silveira
City: Santa Maria
Team: Mateus Henrique Hillebrand, Ananda Rossi da Motta, Bruno Augusto Lorenz, Isaque Davi Schafer
City: Nova Hartz
Team: 其权 陈, 倚铃 彭, 誉杰 张, 鸿斌 冯,
Team: Elena Florea, Ruxandra Vasile, Anamaria Preotesoiu, Robert Stoicescu, Oana Brînzei
Final comments to the winning proposals - 24H 26th edition – ocean
"The competition raises a topic, not only actual, but also of a great significance for the whole world and humanity.
It is a way of promoting the discussion, encouraging not only statements, but also opening possible ways and strategies in order to call the attention to the ocean and men aggression towards its richness and resources - fauna and flora.
The Ocean can look somehow apart from our lives, mainly for those who live far away from it, and far form achieving it, but is presence and existence will always be of an undoubtedly greater importance to the life of all Human Being." João Santa Rita
1st PLACE - ID 000300:
"The project was found as much as realistic and feasible with a specific approach, touching the very basics of the problem, which is quite positive to progress for the future implementations. Another positive aspect of the approach is the transformation of the existing industrial structure. It has been transformed from its existing damaging condition into its awareness-raising level." R.Güneş Gökçek
"The proposal to install the Ocean Museum on an abandoned oil platform is very propitious, especially considering the future of these mega-structures scattered throughout the oceans, with the depletion of our oil reserves. In this sense, it is powerful concept that can be adopted in several places, constituting the possibility of an open and continuous work." João Sodré
"Hosting Island is an innovative proposal that deploys the Ocean Museum on an offshore oil platform. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, the project potentiates a new tourism option and transforms an environmental problem into a support structure for preservation and education." Pedro Tuma
"The projects exploits the reuse of former oil platforms and infrastructure, building a kind of maritime structure, as an architectonic situation, to host the museum and its different facilities. The object that once was a cause of pollution, works as the support for a new vision towards the Ocean, its resources and importance concerning the well being of Men." João Santa Rita
"The most significant of this proposal is the programmatic approach of a museum supported by a sustainable system. Its mu§tant character, which over time allows itself to be appropriated by the oceans allows it to be differentiated and singular. A balanced and intuitive response." Pedro Novo
2nd PLACE - ID000110:
"In a relatively untouched area, the proposal is offering an interesting mass effect with its simple linear form. While the linear mass elevated form the ground, permanent exhibition spaces are being buried in the earth. Thus, the building can be used in different usage scenarios at the same time. Linear form is providing to its visitors beautiful panoramic vistas in two directions. Despite these positive characteristics, the elevator relationship with the sea has been found to be weak." R.Güneş Gökçek
"The choice of the site for the implantation of the museum is, by itself, extraordinary. The project, however, used two complementary operations to imagine the space: the subtraction of the ground floor to accommodate the spaces dedicated to the oceans and the addition of another layer, built and aerial, to shelter the other parts of the program." João Sodré
"The Touch penetrates the landscape delicately and accurately. It counterposes the subtraction of the earth to implant the volume of expositions to the addition of the straight line to house the other programs of the Museum. An interesting reference for the terrestrial and maritime flows of the Algarve." Pedro Tuma
"The project, combines the sea, the earth and Man intervention - nature and construction. It combines the platform, that stands on top of the cliff, the cliff itself and the ocean, in a powerful historic coast and context. The Museum embraces de cliff as a kind of Landmark and Tower Light, that floats over the sculptured site - a sequence of carved oceans." João Santa Rita
"The most unique in this proposal is its escape from the obvious! The representation of the oceans on land allows you to map these "new" sites in a secure and controlled system for the visitor. We are facing a proposal away from utopia, which gives it an aggregating power of an imaginary near the most differentiated museums." Pedro Novo
3nd PLACE - ID000150:
"In this proposal, bringing the structure of the museum to the center of the city, where the source of the garbage started, and the way it putting the problem to a wider community / consumers brings the project to an important point. Generally speaking, awareness of the modules that form the building walls by producing plastic bottles collected from the sea plays an important role in the project. The easy exhibition-information method created by the screens and making data-base accessible can be defined as the breaking point of the project." R.Güneş Gökçek
"This project is an important reflection on an urgent problem for the maintenance of the oceans ecosystem, using a powerful appropriation of plastic waste. Its versatility and universality allow its installation in several cities simultaneously, which makes us think about the possibility of a network's project." João Sodré
"O-Museum. It goes against the grain of the architectural longings that use the solidity of the building as a support. With a simple action, it is capable of organizing various actions, enhancing the existing environment of the cities in which it operates. Can be deployed in many places, reflecting contemporary intangibility." Pedro Tuma
"The project stresses the power of communication through collected information. It deals with senses mainly the vision. Dealing with ordinary supports such as large screens, and totems, it creates public landmarks in strategic public spaces calling attention of a maximum number of citizens and visitors.
The remarkable caracter of the proposal lyes on its almost non use of “design” in favor of a communication system." João Santa Rita
"Never did the "message in the bottle" music of "The Police" make so much sense in an architectural competition !! The ability to communicate and to pass on messages is fundamental in a world far from reality. Probably the most consistent proposal at a conceptual level that has been able to completely reverse the concept for project material." Pedro Novo