ARK - DATA
24HOUR ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION ENTRY
AWARD - 2ND PLACE
Collaborative competition project done by Lucy Yip and Clay Lin under 12 hours.
Imagine something gigantic. Imagine something immeasurable. Imagine what can be bigger than the planet Earth. Imagine things. Let’s imagine the volume of what can not be accounted for. Imagine structures. Imagine the speed. Imagine the complexity. Let us imagine the variability. Imagine the variety. Imagine a dimension of information so big that wanting to account for it, is simply impossible. Imagine what is going on around us. Imagine what we can see and not see. Imagine information. Can we imagine the non-visible? Let’s imagine Big Data.
We woke up and for some reason, the media, digital and online disappeared. It simply became non-existent. Is this our future? And in that case what can we do about it? How to solve and rescue the infinite and precious information that made us arrive here? Where are the manuals, the technology and the wisdom? Where is the knowledge being stored? Where can we have access to the backup of our Collective Imaginary? Where did the bigData go?
Theme: backup tower
Objective: We want you to design a building that will function as a backup for the world’s digital information. This building will be occupied by a team of resident engineers that will rotate every 6 months.These engineers are tasked with ensuring the maintenance of the space and its proper functioning. You should use the water as a natural refrigeration system for the big servers. The structure can be built above or underwater.
- Number of people: 5 residents engineers
- Spaces: Reception area; work room; rest rooms; eating area; living room; LARGE SERVER ROOM; heliport; boat dock and other areas that you consider.
- Localization: “Point Nemo”
- Oceanic pole of inaccessibility
- Areas: Not defined; The panel must have a descriptive text of the proposal (English), concept, idea. Scale
- Appropriate to the submitted elements.