BART//BRATKE has conceived Foram, a visionary water purifying vessel in front of Santa Monica’s coastline. Teamed up with studioDE, BART// BRATKE has come up with futuristic raft Foram, an ecological concept that converts seawater into fresh water, scaled to local needs. The vessel can be constructed globally wherever there’s a need for fresh water, it is also maneuverable that allows for Foram to be installed quickly in areas where there’s emergency need for fresh water. Designed for coastline of L.A. that’s entering the 4th year of drought, Foram still offers a strong global relevance.
This project aims to meet the need of sustainable water management resource while at the same time raising awareness through transformable architecture in front of Santa Monica’s coastline. This nomadic, hydrodynamic vessels become an example of interconnected platform for water purification processes, at the same time, it raises awareness for free access to drinking water worldwide. The design showcases a clean vessel, a radical floating purification station.
Designer : BART//BRATKE
The whole structure of Foram has been designed to have carbon-zero emissions, it purifies water and collects energy through the principle of the solar pond. There are 2 main parts of the raft: the floating raft itself and the roof structure with 3 elevated tanks. The raft can be used to move to different thematic areas that provide spaces for urban farming, learning area, eatery with self-grown food, and a water bar where floating platform and performative roof canopy meet each other. The roof structure has been designed in a way it connects those tanks where the raft can finally collect fresh, clean water to be distributed later.
Location: Santa Monica | Los Angeles, USA
Client: LAGI Landart Generator Initiative
Status: Design Concept (4th prize)
Size: 600 m² per raft
BART//BRAKE Design Team: Paul Clemens Bart, Marvin Bratke
studioDE Design Team: Christian Tschersich
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