No Man’s Land by Marie-Orit Theuer has received the Honorable Mention at Global Architecture & Design Awards. Global Architecture & Design Awards is the annual Awards hosted by the renowned platform Rethinking The Future. After the consecutive success in hosting Awards for five years, RTF in its sixth year had launched GADA with even more Categories and Awards. Studios from smallest to largest from across the world have won under different categories. Part Winners have included renowned studios like BIG & DIALOG Architects, HOK, Perkins Eastman, UNStudio, Aecom, Gensler, Henning Larsen, LMN Architects, DLR Group, AHR, Page etc. Re-Thinking the Future founded to create a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks for radical solutions for present-day problems. It is a hub of services for architecture and design that was established to bring out the most creative and innovative projects in the field of architecture and hence create an interactive educational platform of the highest standards.
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The design brief was to create an architectural environment based on the knowledge extracted from studying the Jellyfish Aeqoria Victoria. The Research comprised model and drawing studies of luminescence, locomotion, geometry and material.
The jelly fish consists to 98% of water and constantly corresponds with it`s environment the water. So I wanted the structure also to be able to react to the environment. The water streams and the swimming direction affect the symmetry of the movement.
Since the atmosphere and not the water is the living environment of the human I decided to translate the locomotion of the jelly fish by using tension and wind.
The structure is able to adapt to environmental influences. The eye on the top opens when tension is released. When the eye is open and when there is wind it gets even bigger and moves a bit like a jelly fish and gives a signal to the surfers. The eye is oriented towards south-west, that`s where the surf wind come from.
Since the people only stay during the surf season, I tried to minimize the impact of the structure on the ground.
The spot is next to the beach, a bit elevated and on quite sandy ground. I used the topography for creating the space. Minimal surfaces for sleeping and storing sport equipment are planar.
The sleeping areas are oriented towards the north and away from the beach. The common spaces are oriented to the south and to the water. Every room is separately accessible. Pathways lead away to different destinations like tentacles.
There is one shower between the sleeping spots. One shower is in the south, towards the sea so one can just hop in between surfs.
The areas are all in one volume but they are visually separated by the topography.