Register: NOV/09/2018, Submit: NOV/09/2018, Eligibility: Architects, designers, artists, urban planners, researchers, engineers, conceivers, professionals, students; individually, multidisciplinary teams, Fee: Free, Awards: 1) Innovation and architecture for the sea – Awards: Grand Prix 7,500 EUR, Focus: “Floating constructions from recycled plastics of the seas” 2,500 EUR; 2) Innovation and architecture for space – Awards: Grand Prix 7,500 EUR, Focus: “Lunar Village” 2,500 EUR; 3) Innovation and architecture for the problematic of sea level rise – Awards: Grand Prix 7,500 EUR, Focus: “The African coastline” 2,500 EUR; 4) Architecture and solar innovations by the sea – Student Awards: Grand Prix “Akuo SunStyle” 10,000 EUR
The 8th edition of the international architecture competition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France, will continue this year again to encourage creation, audacity and the capacity to imagine visions of anticipations of a world to come, in the respect of the precepts of sustainable development turned towards the ocean and space. In 1869, Jules Verne published “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”. He was firmly convinced that “Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.” In 2018, The Jacques Rougerie Foundation is counting on audacious and visionary projects, in accordance with Humanity’s greatest challenges. Architects, engineers, designers, seize the opportunity to create tomorrow’s dwellings and ways of life, to promote the richness of the sea and space, while appreciating them.
Aware of the big climate changes occurring today and yet to happen, you desire to contribute, to play a role by proposing architectural projects anchored into three wide fields: the Oceans, Space & Solar energy. You are sharp and sensitive. You feel responsible in the development of societies’ lifestyles and your vision involves ingenious ways of building, with the ideology of a better, more respectful use of the biodiversity for the greater good.
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. Those architectural projects, based on emerging technologies, a prospective vision and interdisciplinary competences – science, sociology, climatology, geography, etc. – should elucidate current and future environmental issues. Projects must as well be mindful of the ethics of sustainability and contribute to the integration of the sea and space in our societies: new materials, advanced techniques, and fundamental growth in terms of conception and building, energy saving, protection of natural resources, recycling, etc.
This innovative architectural project ought to 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 answer major climate changes are the key words in this call for creativity.
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. Inspired by the imaginary work of Jules Verne, he has adopted his motto: “Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real”.