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Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
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Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.
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Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.
Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.
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Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.
Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.
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Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.
Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.
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Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.
Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Ephemere Highrise, an extraordinary floating power station and liquid metal battery charging station. The giant structure harnesses energy from offshore winds, waves and tides
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Ephemere Highrise, an extraordinary floating power station and liquid metal battery charging station. The giant structure harnesses energy from offshore winds, waves and tides
Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Ephemere Highrise, an extraordinary floating power station and liquid metal battery charging station. The giant structure harnesses energy from offshore winds, waves and tides
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Ephemere Highrise, an extraordinary floating power station and liquid metal battery charging station. The giant structure harnesses energy from offshore winds, waves and tides
Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Ephemere Highrise, an extraordinary floating power station and liquid metal battery charging station. The giant structure harnesses energy from offshore winds, waves and tides
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Ephemere Highrise, an extraordinary floating power station and liquid metal battery charging station. The giant structure harnesses energy from offshore winds, waves and tides
Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Ephemere Highrise, an extraordinary floating power station and liquid metal battery charging station. The giant structure harnesses energy from offshore winds, waves and tides
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Ephemere Highrise, an extraordinary floating power station and liquid metal battery charging station. The giant structure harnesses energy from offshore winds, waves and tides
Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is BIOLUM_REEF, an artificial bioluminescent reef 3D printed from plastic waste. The structure produces its own energy, helps boats with navigation and holds habitats available to the general public
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Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is BIOLUM_REEF, an artificial bioluminescent reef 3D printed from plastic waste. The structure produces its own energy, helps boats with navigation and holds habitats available to the general public
Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is BIOLUM_REEF, an artificial bioluminescent reef 3D printed from plastic waste. The structure produces its own energy, helps boats with navigation and holds habitats available to the general public
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Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is BIOLUM_REEF, an artificial bioluminescent reef 3D printed from plastic waste. The structure produces its own energy, helps boats with navigation and holds habitats available to the general public
Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is BIOLUM_REEF, an artificial bioluminescent reef 3D printed from plastic waste. The structure produces its own energy, helps boats with navigation and holds habitats available to the general public
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Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is BIOLUM_REEF, an artificial bioluminescent reef 3D printed from plastic waste. The structure produces its own energy, helps boats with navigation and holds habitats available to the general public
Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Platinum City, a startling design for an asteroid mine sitting on the surface of the Rosetta Asteroid.
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Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Platinum City, a startling design for an asteroid mine sitting on the surface of the Rosetta Asteroid.
Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Platinum City, a startling design for an asteroid mine sitting on the surface of the Rosetta Asteroid.
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Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Platinum City, a startling design for an asteroid mine sitting on the surface of the Rosetta Asteroid.
Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Platinum City, a startling design for an asteroid mine sitting on the surface of the Rosetta Asteroid.
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Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Platinum City, a startling design for an asteroid mine sitting on the surface of the Rosetta Asteroid.
Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Martian Chronicle, a project exploring the urbanization of Mars
Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is SOLAR SPORE an extraordinary concept that imagines a power station using eukaryotic microalgae to produce electrical energy, oxygen and hydrogen
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Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is SOLAR SPORE an extraordinary concept that imagines a power station using eukaryotic microalgae to produce electrical energy, oxygen and hydrogen
Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is SOLAR SPORE an extraordinary concept that imagines a power station using eukaryotic microalgae to produce electrical energy, oxygen and hydrogen
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Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is SOLAR SPORE an extraordinary concept that imagines a power station using eukaryotic microalgae to produce electrical energy, oxygen and hydrogen
Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is SOLAR SPORE an extraordinary concept that imagines a power station using eukaryotic microalgae to produce electrical energy, oxygen and hydrogen
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Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is SOLAR SPORE an extraordinary concept that imagines a power station using eukaryotic microalgae to produce electrical energy, oxygen and hydrogen
Winner of the Grand Prix in the Architecture and Sea Level Rise category is Translated Utopia. This project proposes an alternative archipelago in Auckland, New Zealand acting as an additional semi-autonomous network for Tuvaluan cultures and livelihoods 
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Winner of the Grand Prix in the Architecture and Sea Level Rise category is Translated Utopia. This project proposes an alternative archipelago in Auckland, New Zealand acting as an additional semi-autonomous network for Tuvaluan cultures and livelihoods 
Winner of the Focus Award in the Architecture and Sea Level Rise category is Tofinu: living ‘on the path of the water’ on the Beninese coast. The Tofinu project seeks to establish a starting grid or framework as a guide for the traditional forms and ways of living to re-establish, not as a rigid and permanent structure but as a starter culture that will weather and evolve over 100 years
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Architecture and Sea Level Rise category is Tofinu: living ‘on the path of the water’ on the Beninese coast. The Tofinu project seeks to establish a starting grid or framework as a guide for the traditional forms and ways of living to re-establish, not as a rigid and permanent structure but as a starter culture that will weather and evolve over 100 years
Winner of the Focus Award in the Architecture and Sea Level Rise category is Tofinu: living ‘on the path of the water’ on the Beninese coast. The Tofinu project seeks to establish a starting grid or framework as a guide for the traditional forms and ways of living to re-establish, not as a rigid and permanent structure but as a starter culture that will weather and evolve over 100 years
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Winner of the Focus Award in the Architecture and Sea Level Rise category is Tofinu: living ‘on the path of the water’ on the Beninese coast. The Tofinu project seeks to establish a starting grid or framework as a guide for the traditional forms and ways of living to re-establish, not as a rigid and permanent structure but as a starter culture that will weather and evolve over 100 years
Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Architecture and Sea Level Rise category is Refuge-ground : Towards habitable offshore salt platforms. The compelling idea builds a new ground by extracting salt from seawater, pervasive in most parts of the country
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Winner of the Coup de Coeur (or judge’s favorite) in the Architecture and Sea Level Rise category is Refuge-ground : Towards habitable offshore salt platforms. The compelling idea builds a new ground by extracting salt from seawater, pervasive in most parts of the country
A winner the Space category from previous years was this project called D.N.A. Using modular compartments visualized as a metaphor for DNA, the specific shape creates artificial gravity by rotating the units around a central axis
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A winner the Space category from previous years was this project called D.N.A. Using modular compartments visualized as a metaphor for DNA, the specific shape creates artificial gravity by rotating the units around a central axis
A winner the Space category from previous years was this project called D.N.A. Using modular compartments visualized as a metaphor for DNA, the specific shape creates artificial gravity by rotating the units around a central axis
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A winner the Space category from previous years was this project called D.N.A. Using modular compartments visualized as a metaphor for DNA, the specific shape creates artificial gravity by rotating the units around a central axis
From iconic architect Vincent Callebaut, this project from 2013 called Lilypad proposes self-sufficient floating cities that can produce their own energy
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From iconic architect Vincent Callebaut, this project from 2013 called Lilypad proposes self-sufficient floating cities that can produce their own energy
From iconic architect Vincent Callebaut, this project from 2013 called Lilypad proposes self-sufficient floating cities that can produce their own energy
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From iconic architect Vincent Callebaut, this project from 2013 called Lilypad proposes self-sufficient floating cities that can produce their own energy
From iconic architect Vincent Callebaut, this project from 2013 called Lilypad proposes self-sufficient floating cities that can produce their own energy
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From iconic architect Vincent Callebaut, this project from 2013 called Lilypad proposes self-sufficient floating cities that can produce their own energy
In 2013 Quentin Perchet entered this amazing concept called The Stormscraper. This giant superstructure captures energy from the ocean using solar cells and by triggering lighting with its gold spikes
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In 2013 Quentin Perchet entered this amazing concept called The Stormscraper. This giant superstructure captures energy from the ocean using solar cells and by triggering lighting with its gold spikes
In 2013 Quentin Perchet entered this amazing concept called The Stormscraper. This giant superstructure captures energy from the ocean using solar cells and by triggering lighting with its gold spikes
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In 2013 Quentin Perchet entered this amazing concept called The Stormscraper. This giant superstructure captures energy from the ocean using solar cells and by triggering lighting with its gold spikes
Another 2013 entry called Water Plateform suggests recycling old oil platforms into desalination facilities
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Another 2013 entry called Water Plateform suggests recycling old oil platforms into desalination facilities
Another 2013 entry called Water Plateform suggests recycling old oil platforms into desalination facilities
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Another 2013 entry called Water Plateform suggests recycling old oil platforms into desalination facilities
The Green Solar Airship is a concept from 2016 suggesting giant sustainable airships modeled on the shape of manta rays
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The Green Solar Airship is a concept from 2016 suggesting giant sustainable airships modeled on the shape of manta rays
The Green Solar Airship is a concept from 2016 suggesting giant sustainable airships modeled on the shape of manta rays
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The Green Solar Airship is a concept from 2016 suggesting giant sustainable airships modeled on the shape of manta rays
ALGSAT1 is a concept from 2013 proposing a web of satellites that harvest algael oil and convert it into a biofuel that can be used to refuel passing spacecraft
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ALGSAT1 is a concept from 2013 proposing a web of satellites that harvest algael oil and convert it into a biofuel that can be used to refuel passing spacecraft
Skylink, from 2014, proposes a permanent “umbilical link” between the earth and space
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Skylink, from 2014, proposes a permanent “umbilical link” between the earth and space
Skylink, from 2014, proposes a permanent “umbilical link” between the earth and space
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Skylink, from 2014, proposes a permanent “umbilical link” between the earth and space
Skylink, from 2014, proposes a permanent “umbilical link” between the earth and space
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Skylink, from 2014, proposes a permanent “umbilical link” between the earth and space
Skylink, from 2014, proposes a permanent “umbilical link” between the earth and space
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Skylink, from 2014, proposes a permanent “umbilical link” between the earth and space
Imagining a hypothetical future of extreme sea level rises, this project from 2013 called Drop In The Ocean turns our major cities into museum protected from the rising sea by shell wall structures
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Imagining a hypothetical future of extreme sea level rises, this project from 2013 called Drop In The Ocean turns our major cities into museum protected from the rising sea by shell wall structures
Imagining a hypothetical future of extreme sea level rises, this project from 2013 called Drop In The Ocean turns our major cities into museum protected from the rising sea by shell wall structures
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Imagining a hypothetical future of extreme sea level rises, this project from 2013 called Drop In The Ocean turns our major cities into museum protected from the rising sea by shell wall structures
Imagining a hypothetical future of extreme sea level rises, this project from 2013 called Drop In The Ocean turns our major cities into museum protected from the rising sea by shell wall structures
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Imagining a hypothetical future of extreme sea level rises, this project from 2013 called Drop In The Ocean turns our major cities into museum protected from the rising sea by shell wall structures
The Spinning, from 2015, is a sea city that can transfer tidal energy into electricity
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The Spinning, from 2015, is a sea city that can transfer tidal energy into electricity
The Spinning, from 2015, is a sea city that can transfer tidal energy into electricity
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The Spinning, from 2015, is a sea city that can transfer tidal energy into electricity
The Spinning, from 2015, is a sea city that can transfer tidal energy into electricity
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The Spinning, from 2015, is a sea city that can transfer tidal energy into electricity
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French architect Jacques Rougerie has a specialized interest in underwater habitats, having worked on many remarkable conceptual projects throughout his long career. The Jacques Rougerie Foundation's annual International Competition in Architecture is designed to promote audacious concepts blending new technologies with extremely future-forward propositions.

The competition is split into three categories: Sea, Space and Sea Level Rise. Each category pushes architectural visions of sustainable development with a view to examining how our spatial designs can positively alter the way we live. The winners of the 2017 Competition have just been announced and they encompass some pretty extreme visions of future human habitation.

Each category has three award winners: a major Grand Prix winner, a Focus award for the best project concentrating on each year's individual theme, and the Coup de Coeur (or judge's favorite). The astonishing winners from this year's selections imagine a variety of future dreams on or under the ocean and deep in space.

Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.
Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for the Sea category is Currents for Currents, Blue is the new green. A modular housing solution for vulnerable coastal communities featuring entirely off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power.

The Architecture for the Sea winners proposed a variety of interesting modular housing solutions, from off-grid units that harvest solar and tidal power to an extraordinary gigantic floating power station. The Sea Level Rise winners moved into even more compelling conceptual territory highlighting work that imagined several ways of creating spaces intent to continue the culture and livelihoods of communities that are literally sinking into the ocean.

The Space category unsurprisingly delivered a variety of exciting sci-fi inspired structures that bounced out of real technologies into extreme futuristic propositions. The Grand Prix winner in this category imagined a huge mining city on an asteroid.

Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Platinum City, a startling design for an asteroid mine sitting on the surface of the Rosetta Asteroid.
Winner of the Grand Prix in the Innovation and Architecture for Space category is Platinum City, a startling design for an asteroid mine sitting on the surface of the Rosetta Asteroid.

Take a look through the gallery for a glimpse of the extraordinary futuristic architecture concepts in the Jacques Rougerie Foundation's annual International Competition in Architecture.

Source: Jacques Rougerie Foundation

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