Threshold Orientation
Defined Form
Site Plan
Exhibition Gallery
Entry Loop
Walking Loop
Performance Stage
Observation Space
Research Lab
Vertical Circulation


Hydraulic Infrastructure

Competition EntryFoundation Jacques Rougerie's Innovation and Architecture for the Sea

Design in collaboration with

Pablo Rivera

Reinterpreting an infrastructure landscape into a place-less, scale-less condition to create an immediate relationship between people and the sea.

The infrastructure landscape, such as a highway system, responds directly to the context of an urban fabrication. The

context of place shapes this landscape and remains a static reference point of its inhabitants, creating familiarity in moving from one point to another.

Loop is about a scale-less landscape existing in a place-less condition. One has no prejudice of their context, creating a strong desire to understand the surrounding: the sea.

Physical interaction within each loop generates an intuitive understanding of the sea and different phenomenal experiences through different senses: sight, hearing, smell, and touch.

The inner parameter of each loop consists of controlled ecosystems that are used for scientific studies.

View from above
Exhibition Gallery
Observation Space
View from below