Living grounds has been awarded the Special Mention (2nd prize) at the 2014 Jacques Rougerie Competition on the theme: Architecture and sea level rise. It is the collaborative effort of the TarTar team.
On November 27th 2014 the TarTar team has been awarded the Special Mention (2nd prize) at the Jacques Rougerie Competition, Architecture and Sea Level Rise Award, for the project: “Living grounds. Generating Intelligent Environments”. The project was selected among other 1749 teams.
TARTAR TEAM CREDITS:
Alexandru SENCIUC (architect and team coordinator), Razvan George GORCEA (architect and BIM specialist), Tudor MAFTEIANU (marketing specialist), Irene PLUCHINOTTA (environmental engineer and researcher at Bari Technical University and Paris Dauphine University), Helmi GHAMMAM (architect and 3D specialist), Andrei STAN( architectural student and computational designer), Agathe RAGUIT (architect and landscape specialist), Cristian SANTIBANEZ (urban strategist and program associate New Cities Foundation), Samia BEN RAJEB (architect, teacher and researcher, collaboration specialist at LUCID laboratory Liège University), Iris YASSUR (motion graphic designer), Arnaud Thomas (architectural student).
Mohamed-anis GALLAS (computational designer and researcher at LUCID laboratory Liège University and at MAP-CRAI ENSA Nancy), Dimitrie Andrei STEFANESCU (architect and computational designer)
SPECIAL THANKS: LUCID, Liège University
© Photos credits Julien Faure
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