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Title        The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom
Place        Exclusive Economic Zone and White Sands, Denmark
Period        MA Postgraduate Year 4 Project, 2016—2017







        relocating habitat from a land based system to a water based system




A speculative scenario that relocates human habitat from a land based system to a water based system.


Inspired by Jules Verne’s In Search of the Castaways where heroes travel the oceans of the world to find and save the lost crew, The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom occupies 20,000 square kilometres of the Danish Territorial Waters of the Jutland Peninsula. Taking into account the foreseeable sea-level increase across Denmark, The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom is a project showing a model of embracing ocean level rise and consequently taking up life on water. The Ministry has a strategic approach to the foreseeable event of ocean level rise and it operates through a set of components that prepare, protect and provide for the population and the territory under flood threat. These components include habitation, transportation, natural environment, infrastructure, and logistics. Moreover, The Ministry represents and act of education about the ocean and its values: it mediates dialogue between people who part similar hardships and want to share knowledge with compassion and generosity.

I was blessed with inspirational supervisors: Professor CJ Lim and Eva Rosborg Aagaard. I wholeheartedly thank all technical consultants on details and project management (Simon Dickens, The Bartlett School of Architecture; Jette Birkeskov Mogensen, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Aarhus), structures (Matthew Wells, Techniker Structural Engineers London), environment (Markus Krauss, Transsolar Climate Engineers Munich).

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︎ The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom to recieve a Jury Citation at the 2017 AIA Dallas KRob Architectural Delineation Competition
︎ The Ministry of Ocean Wisdom Design Realisation Report

The Design Realisation report aims to introduce knowledge that is required in the realisation of building projects, within professional architectural design practice. The understanding of topics, such as planning, structural principles, construction, materials, details, building performance, building codes etc. is demonstrated in relation to the main building design project. The Design Realisation includes multiple amounts of stakeholders. In order to grasp the task of project delivery, project management is presented, understanding the importance of an interdisciplinary approach and integration, in order to create a successful project.