REEFugees Asylum



Name: Christina Strantzali

Nationality: Greek

Institution / Company: 


Name: Evdokia Mavroudi

Nationality: Greek 

Institution / Company: 


Name: Abedalrahim AlBawab

Nationality: Jordanian

Institution / Company: Ayla Oasis Development Company / Al Najwa Design Office 


-EDITORIAL PICK of Archi-Hack: Oil Platform Competition


REEFugees Asylum is a proposal addressing two current global issues: the migration humanitarian crisis and the energy transition environmental crisis.

Refugees exist in a fragile in-between of the social fabric. The offshore oil rigs are similarly floating isolated islands in the Archipelagos, thus, constituting an ideal transitional buffer zone for temporary asylums.

The project program consists of the main vertical circulatory volume with the entrance platform and an underwater marine life nursery. The subsurface rig is ideal for artificial coral reef systems, as marine wildlife congregates on the concrete pylons. The main volume hosts the administration and control and operation offices. The refugees’ houses at the top floors are made of repurposed containers and protected from a recycled PLA outer epidermis. On the ground floor there are communal and recreational spaces, such as the food market and center, educational and professional training areas. The proposal is energy efficient by re-using elements from the decommissioned platform and by combining wind, solar and biomass energy sources. A vertical farm combines mini-farming and aquaponics techniques as an alternative form of agriculture. A central oval facility serves as an algae cultivation and biomass production tower. A wind turbine and photovoltaic panels installed at the farm’s roof produce approximately 10.000.000kWh/yr which cover the basic annual needs of 500 people.


#NewEcologyOfMigration # SpacesInBetweenToFragileSocialGroups #RigsToReefsForRefugees #EnergyEfficiency #AlternativeRenewableEnergySources

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