Known as one of the best architects and oceanographers of the 21st-century, Jacques Rougerie uses nature and technology as his main inspirations for his work, thus he is able to create some of the most revolutionary projects the world has ever seen. His design vision is unique and his multidisciplinary approach to science, design and architecture make him one of the best of our generation. Now, Paris Design Agenda will show a few of the architect’s sustainable and visionary projects.
Rougerie created his agency 30 years ago and since then he has mastered the art of combining his three biggest passions: new technologies, architecture and oceanography. From museums to subaquatic laboratories and underwater habitations, here are seven of his best projects.
This huge structure is a university with the form of a huge manta ray of 900 meters long and 500 meters large. The objective is to welcome scientists, teachers and students inside for long duration trips with the aim of studying the deeps of our oceans. The objective of the ship is to act like a port from which one the Sea Orbiters or others vessels (until 90m long) could leave to explore the sea. Entirely autonomous, the ship will not have any impact on the environment and allow us to know better the underwater area.
Imagined in 2008, this astonishing underwater house and a subaquatic laboratory was the result of Rougerie’s genius mind. The objective of SeaSpace is to train astronauts to get used to space conditions for lunar or Martian expeditions. Their journey inside will during between 3 and 6 months under water. The project is to build a huge aluminium structure measuring 27 meters large for 9 meters long that can welcome 8 aquanauts-astronauts, suspended between 12 and 100 meters in the deepness of the sea. SeaSpace is composed by an underwater life base, underwater garages and a renewable energies platform.
As the International Spacial Station, SeaOrbiter will welcome scientific, students or teachers teams that will analyze the underwater ecosystem 24 hours a day, without perturbating their way of life. The station will measure 50 meters high for 24 meters large, welcome 18 persons and be completely autonomous as well.
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