Bali’s planned tsunami center a design masterpiece

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mr_center_11Researchers in Bali, Indonesia want to float a marine research center out in the Indian Ocean in order to collect data about tsunamis. They held a competition to see which architectural firm could come up with the best design.

US-based solus4 design team has been the winner of the last international design competition for the center. The competition addressed the need for tsunami research and preparation for it after the devastation caused by the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean.Solus4’s 2,500 square meter impressive fluid structure will be situated 150 meters off shore from the Kuta beach. The project features research labs, bedrooms for scientists, a seawater pool, an aquatic garden library and an auditorium that would be located under and over the surface of the sea.

The design team said it aimed at understanding the wave dynamics and the resulting wave force patterns that are generated as tsunami waves are created and radiate out from an epicenter. The structure boasts large both transparent and opaque glass-based panels, as well as embedded photovoltaic cells. The unique shapes and programmatic requirements of the marine research center would allow both scientific studies and tourism at this location.

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Researchers in Bali, Indonesia want to float a marine research center out in the Indian Ocean in order to collect data about tsunamis. They held a competition to see which architectural firm could come up with the best design.

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mr_center_11Researchers in Bali, Indonesia want to float a marine research center out in the Indian Ocean in order to collect data about tsunamis. They held a competition to see which architectural firm could come up with the best design.

US-based solus4 design team has been the winner of the last international design competition for the center. The competition addressed the need for tsunami research and preparation for it after the devastation caused by the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean.Solus4’s 2,500 square meter impressive fluid structure will be situated 150 meters off shore from the Kuta beach. The project features research labs, bedrooms for scientists, a seawater pool, an aquatic garden library and an auditorium that would be located under and over the surface of the sea.

The design team said it aimed at understanding the wave dynamics and the resulting wave force patterns that are generated as tsunami waves are created and radiate out from an epicenter. The structure boasts large both transparent and opaque glass-based panels, as well as embedded photovoltaic cells. The unique shapes and programmatic requirements of the marine research center would allow both scientific studies and tourism at this location.

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