Tide Interactive Seaplane Terminal - by Yongwook Seong

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Tide Interactive Seaplane Terminal

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
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INSPIRATION:
The initial inspiration came from the primordial relationship between the human body and water. Water provides a sense of comfort to the body. As airports could be often the hustle and bustle place, water was our key concept to relieve stress and anxiety for passengers and guests.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The main concept of the seaplane terminal is to register water phenomena into the building. The floor is designed to float on the Fraser River, Vancouver, which has average three to four meter tidal variations everyday. While the floor floats, its roof is fixed by piers and tied to the land. The folding ETFE walls then contract and expand in accordance with the tidal changes, thus creating a unique high/low ceiling experience on a daily basis. For example, one can experience low ceiling during the day and high ceiling during the evening. Ceiling fixtures can be also tide-interactive.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The roof collects rainwater and creates waterfalls from the roof edge. Taking advantage of Vancouver's long rainy season, these waterfalls create poetic ambiance with response to various types of rainfalls.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This concept project started from Jan. 2017 to Apr. 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. The site is located in Sea Island, Richmond, Canada.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The ETFE walls are counterweighted by the pulleys. The counterweights move up and down with response to the tidal changes. And these counterweights become "tide clocks."

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The terminal is consisted of three blocks: Restaurant & Event Space (1020m2), Terminal (765m2) and Hotel (1500m2) The max. height of the building is 12 metre (low tide), and the mim. height of the building is 8 metre (high tide).

TAGS:
seaplane terminal, tidal interactive, floating architecture

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The Tide Interactive Seaplane Terminal is a concept project, Sea Island, Richmond, Canada. Sea Island is vulnerable to the sea level rise as its most part could be under water by 2100. The Tide Interactive Seaplane Terminal is thus to study the interaction between water and architecture, and find an architectural solution to the sea level rise in the future. The project also examines how the building reacts to tidal water, and evolves into an organism with response to the changing environment.

CHALLENGE:
The biggest challenge came from the walls, how to make building envelops that contract and expand. We tried to come up with many different solutions including fabric walls, metal mesh walls, sliding walls and etc. We then found ETEF would be an ideal wall material in terms of its flexibility and thermal performance.

ADDED DATE:
2017-08-11 06:11:11

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Yongwook Seong and Josh Harvey

IMAGE CREDITS:
Yongwook Seong and Josh Harvey

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Tide Interactive Seaplane Terminal-by Yongwook Seong is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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Tide Interactive Seaplane Terminal-by Yongwook Seong is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2017 - 2018.



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