The Bloop, international maritime station.
Name: Carolina Arros
Institution / Company: Universidad del Desarrollo
Thesis Advisor: Pamela Cortez
Thesis advisor instagram: @pamecortezm
-FINALIST of Non Architecture Award Competition | Category: Architecture
Since 1969 with the first Moon landing, the desire to go further and further into space has been exponentially growing, especially with all the new technologies developed by NASA and SpaceX. It’s because of this, that the bigger 21st century’s challenge is to land and inhabit Mars, therefore, we are everyday getting closer and closer to have the first Mars colony.
The international maritime station, The Bloop, it’s a project that takes this challenge and houses an astronauts training and isolation environment center. This project is located in the Pacific Pole of inaccessibility, also called Point Nemo which is the most distant point from the coastline, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it is one of the most difficult places to inhabit and it is extremely inhospitable. The project is emplaced in this spot due to its conditions, the water and its remoteness, especially the conditions that allows the simulation of the future life on Mars deep isolation, less gravity that can be specially simulated in water, and on the other hand, greater depths can be reached for less luminosity and we can simulate the 43% of sunlight in Mars.
The Bloop is a generative design project, which its overriding rule is the use of a mathematical parameter in its form and function design. This parameter Works on three main scales.
MACRO – URBAN SYSTEM, MESO – FORM AND FUNCTION, MICRO – HABITABILITY.
Project Type: Astronaut training and isolation environment center.
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