Register: NOV/19/2017, Submit: NOV/19/2017, Eligibility: Architects, designers, engineers, artists, urban planners, researchers, conceivers, students, professionals; individually, multidisciplinary teams, Fee: Free, Awards: 1) “Innovation and architecture for the sea” awards – Louis Vicat: Grand Prix 7,500 EUR, Focus: “The ports of the future” 2,500 EUR; 2) “Innovation and architecture for space” awards: Grand Prix 7,500 EUR, Focus: “Solar power satellites” 2,500 EUR; 3) “Architecture and sea level rise” awards: Grand Prix 7,500 EUR, Focus: “The African coastline” – 2,500 EUR
Seize the opportunity to imagine an audacious, innovating, visionary and tangible project. Like Jules Verne, Gustave Eiffel, Arthur C. Clarke, Jacques Piccard, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Jacques Rougerie, and so on, you wish to put your passion, your talent as a creator, an architect, an engineer, or a builder along with your convictions to the service of the evolution of our society for a healthier relation between Man and Earth.
Aware of the big climate changes occurring today and that have yet to happen, you desire to contribute, to play a role by proposing architectural projects anchored into two wide fields: the Oceans and Space. You are actively farsighted. You feel responsible in the development of societies’ lifestyles and your leitmotiv implies that you build differently, with the ideals that a better, more respectful use of the biodiversity that composes these two worlds for the greater good must be your credo.
Propose us you architectural projects!
For the 7th edition of its international competition in architecture, the Foundation has added a focus for each of its three categories. This approach is born of a will to address these specific issues in the mediumterm or to counter a worldwide emergency.
PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION
The prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France, are given in order to offer architects, designers, engineers, and urban planners a unique opportunity to propose innovative, audacious, and disruptive projects. These architectural projects, based upon emerging technologies, a prospective vision and cross-curricular competences – science, sociology, climatology, geography, etc. – shall give answers to major environmental issues of our era and to future issues. They will have to take into account the tenets of sustainable development and to contribute to the integration of the sea and space in the development of our societies: new material such as solar tiles, new techniques, and fundamental advancement in terms of conception and building, energy saving, low consumption of natural resources, recyclability, etc.
This innovative architectural project shall take place in either the ocean, guardian of our environmental and societal quality of life, or space, field of development and of technologic applications, unavoidable for the future of our civilisation.
Architectural innovation and sustainable development to respond to major climate changes are the key words in this call for creativity.
Each jury reserves the right to attribute the Grand prix to the laureate of the category’s focus award. Thus it is possible to win both prizes of a category if the project responds to the requirements and shows excellence.
Each Prize consists of a financial allocation. Besides, each winner will receive the support of the Foundation’s network in the development of their projects.
A visionary architect born in 1945, Jacques Rougerie pursues his two passions, the Sea and Architecture. He bases his research and the structures he builds on a bionic architecture inspired by marine forms and a concern for sustainable development. Jacques Rougerie has built underwater habitats, laboratories, marine research centers, vessels with see-through hulls, subaquatic museums, and has designed underwater villages and structures to draw attention on the beauty and fragility of the sea, and its fundamental role in the great story of humanity.
He was elected in 2008 at the Institut de France – Academy of Fine Arts. Its latest marine project, SeaOrbiter, is a synthesis of more than 30 years of innovative research in marine and subsea architecture. Inspired by the imaginary work of Jules Verne, he has adopted his motto:
“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real”.