| Author: Akif Alae, Takerngdej Benjakaranee, Witoo Nonthakowit
| Professor: Ohm Panatkool
| Faculty of Architecture Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand
| Project Report:
At Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Malaysia, a place once was abundant of marine lives. Many sea creatures such as corals, sponges, and other animals were discovered here. This park covers a large area and is far away from people. Therefore, it doesn’t get enough protection and always is targeted for blast fishing by Philippine, Indonesian and Malaysian fishermen. This type of fishing causes much destruction to coral reefs and rapidly leads to a decrease in number of fishs.
The project is invented under a name “The Revival” in order to revive, recover and protect fish and marine lives with a concept of “SYMBIOSIS“ between “Architecture – Human – Nature” . An architecture plays a vital role in reviving and recovering as a form of this building aligned with a concept of Spicules, a structure of Sponges which is naturally symbiosis with corals. It has interesting features 1) increasing adhesive areas for corals and 2) a shelter for sea lives. It will help to increase the number of sea lives and corals.
While human helps to prevent blast fishing as the record shows, fishermen won’t do blast fishing if there’re tourists or policemen in the area. A traffic of polices and tourists is an important key for preventing and surveillance. Our first target area is a spot that has frequent explosions and severe damage.
In order to attract tourists, we designed “Inverse Aquarium & Scuba Sculptures Gallery”. A normal aquarium is a container which marine animals and plants are kept inside and people walk around it. However, in an “Inverse aquarium “ we, people will be inside the glass container and look into the ocean via Coral view and Scuba sculptures diving. These sculptures also act as coral reefs that help protect and add value to this area.
Nature such as sunlight and tidal wave not only provides us its beauty, but also helps us generate electricity for using inside the building. However, locating in an area that has weak tides, the building form was designed to make stronger tides in a specific spot.
When there’s electricity, we can use it to produce fresh water by electrolysis. And this is “The Revival”, an architecture that allows human to live together with nature.