Project: The Discovery of Slowness
Designed by Daniel Reist
Helpers: Quiddale O’Sullivan, Valcu Horatio, Tom Milly, Ming Yin, Marie Drescher, Stefan Ritzer, Simon Aglas, Jakob Wilhelmstätter, Stephan Sobl, Pavel Zeldovich, Michael Vasku, Kourosh Asgar Irani, Maya Pindeus
Theoretical Support: Reiner Zettel, Andrea Börner
The impressive Discovery of Slowness project is work of Daniel Reist. For more images as well as architect's description continue after the jump:
About the Project:
One of the basic ideas of Daniel Reist from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, in times where everything has to be fast and optimized, to create an entity the creates its own time, inspired by the book of Stan Nadolny (the discovery of slowness). Another main Idea of this project is to create a new sustainable way of travelling. The vessel is fueled with hydrogen, that is produced by the ship itself with solar cells on its surface. When the ship is interacting with an urban environment, the ship is charging itself and produces hydrogen. To cover port costs the main event hall in the center of the vessel can be rented out. All these parameters were influencing the design process and were leading to the resulting ship typology. This object should be able to bring events to different locations and also provide space for political happenings like the G8 summit. All in all this project is not a simple cruise ship, it is a multifunctional envelope that is independent of any location in the world. It can work totally isolated or interact with city environment to extend the urban space.
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