Typhoon Class Submarine: Honorable Mentions

19 sep 2014
Welcome the Honorable Mentions of the Typhoon Class Submarine competition!
matterbetter editors and the international Jury were really inspired by incredible creativity of all participants and powerful messages that every project had. It was really hard to pick up the winners. All results will be transferred to partnering organizations for further analysis and feasibility studies. Below you will find the detailed list of the winners and Jury comments explaining why these project were selected.

typhoon class submarine honorable mention

Honorable Mention Award
132535 / Genevieve Guimont, Luc Bélanger / Canada

Jury Comments
A clear and clean design, proposing solution for one of the most urgent problematics facing our planet. I like this project for its practical approach, specific focus and visual simplicity in terms of perception ease. It is accessible and has a «a no nonsense» vibe to it. Also the outer design of the boat itself looks sharp and stylish. – Daria Polozkova

typhoon class submarine honorable mention

Honorable Mention Award
325358 / Vsevolod Medvedev, Oleg Medinsky Zurab Bassaria, Michail Kanunnikov / Russia

Jury Comments
Celebrating peace to use the vessel as piece of art. Contemporary hedonism overcomes the old society based on fear. – Theo Hauben

As an art historian, I could not leave this design project unnoticed. Indeed, what can be a better place for contemporary art and culture than a submarine that encompasses a whole range of cultural collisions and potential. It is also a great example of a project that seamlessly integrates an older form and matter into a contemporary architectural setting. The beautifully designed wave structure on one side and natural water on the other, create a feeling of the submarine still floating on water. Remaining motionless between natural and artificial movement. A piece of art in terms of engineering, technology and architectural design made possible by previous generations. The external ornament ads subtleness and organic feel, balancing to the overall perception of the architectural complex. – Daria Polozkova

typhoon class submarine honorable mention

Honorable Mention Award
490088 / Gavin Hutchison (UK), Daniel Scoulding (UK), Ellie Sampson (UK), Petra Rodrigues (Portugal), Vanessa Lemes (Brazil)

Jury Comments
Clear statement communicating a compelling and solid idea. The problem taken into consideration is a current issue related to energy, scarcity of resources or, better, control of them, monopoly on the few conventional remaining ones, dis-connecting from the net and, finally, understanding the original technology behind this machine and making the best, most appropriate 'new '(re)use for it. The linearity of this project is admirable: the team was able to abstract a complex matter and make it into a linear solution. The idea has been elegantly represented: land and water, where the water occupies the utmost predominant location. It is in water where the submarine operate, it is through water that it produces energy, it is on water where land rests upon. - Cristina C. Murphy

This solution is so simple it just makes sense. No other team had taken advantage of the one core item that can not be removed - the power center. The visuals I think are very basic - they hint at something in one of the cut aways, but it is lacking real development. I did appriciate the bold visual spread...however, development and simple diagrams are not present for evaluation. - Tom Milavec

Although its feasibility might be more complex than predicted, this scheme has the big merit of exploiting the technological qualities of the submarine for the better. A very good intention, linked to the recent dramatic world events that highlights the social responsibility of design and the opportunities creativity has to make this planet a peaceful place. The implementation of the idea could have been developed with greater detail. - Andrea Bertassi

typhoon class submarine honorable mention

Honorable Mention Award
726370/ Pieter-Jan Cierkens, Thibault Florin, Nick Willems, Dieter Van Bree, Mathijs Bekaert / Belgium

Jury Comments
Past glory and new activities can make together a better place. How long will it take before the submarine is rusted away? – Theo Hauben

I fancy the good spirit of the idea. Furthermore, this project specifically addresses people, our future and their strong tangible problems. The idea is a one statement and it is loyal to that both in the essay as well as in the poster. Furthermore, it is a very feasible idea: revitalize the structure and host/educate needy people. The proposed 'renovation' is arguable and perhaps not necessary, but I do sympathize with the need of transformation and design. Lastly, the idea triggers themes worth while discussing and potentially resolvable. - Cristina C. Murphy

The concept is powerful and it moves beyond the concrete development of this proposal. To use the submarine as a plug-in solution for urban issues is a smart idea: it should be explored further, fitting the submarine with whatever the city is missing, and transforming it into a huge rectal suppository for any kind of urban issue. - Andrea Bertassi

By raising the upper level of the submarine the SUB PORT LAB achieves a form that is open and inviting. The author preserves the initial submarine contours adding a sense of open space an accessibility to it. The design coincides very well with the function proposed. There is a feeling of live and energy that is being let out, and was never visible in the the original submarine design. The machine is now inviting the viewer to step on board, to have fun and participate in activity happening on board. The idea of giving the younger generation a possibility to explore this serious peace of technology in a whole new and friendly context is very important. We must preserve our past and history and look for the best possible ways to pass it on to the future generations in the most meaningful way. This is exactly what the present design very well achieves. – Daria Polozkova

typhoon class submarine honorable mention

Honorable Mention Award
776233/ Natalie Kwee (Singapore), Caio Barboza (United States)

Jury Comments
A world fair needs an icon. This is not necessary a building. The time capsule as an object is just as interesting as the content. – Theo Hauben

Gentle story uniquely represented. The concept is good, altruistic and humanitarian in nature although it misses the opportunity to explore the 'future communication' more deeply. The story opens up the possibility of interacting directly with the future inhabitants -if any- of our planet: in 2015 the capsule closes off to the public to only open 'again' in 5000 years: what an opportunity to share problems, concerns and hopes of today's existence to our future kinds! No wars, no pollution, more care for our resources, more care for one another... Looking through the 'collection' and spotting a plastic duck and an iPod just does not give justice to the idea and fails to serve the purpose. Nonetheless, there is talent, a soft-spot of human weakness has been touched upon and it instigates healthy and pro-active discussions on what we will leave behind when we are all gone. - Cristina C. Murphy

A brilliant idea, casting a unique perspective on the notion of 'expiration time of objects', making the submarine a gigantic tool to communicate present time to the future inhabitants of planet Earth. For sure, one of the best represented ideas in the whole competition. It only lacks a solid link to the choice of a nuclear submarine to fulfill the purpose. - Andrea Bertassi

typhoon class submarine honorable mention

Honorable Mention Award
936481/ Joseph Kennedy / United States

Jury Comments
I am intrigued on what effect these oasis will have. The drawings are very convincing however I need more detail - more than what can be shown on one board. The idea is bold and I think delivers on the question posed for this competition. – Tom Milavec

The idea is very interesting and it explores the way the submarine could operate within alien contexts: the submarine in the desert appears to be the very opposite of any healthy association! Furthermore, there is an intent of exploring nomadic practices providing to them the possibility of accessing water. The submarine is an oasis of life and offers the opportunity to nomadic populations to go on living and practicing their activities in the desert. Making the submarine into an icon that speaks about fertile lands and lives, is quite romantic and, at the end, powerful. The graphics are appealing, clear and effective. Surely not feasible, it does, however, open a discussion on how the submarine could be reused in its specific parts rather than as a whole and perhaps reducing its negative association with war. - Cristina C. Murphy
The proposal presents an interesting approach to re-use, desegregating the powerful shell of the submarine into innocuous elements scattered in the desert. Negating the strong image of the once-feared war machine and break it into pieces, unveils a subtle ironic attitude. - Andrea Bertassi

typhoon class submarine honorable mention

Honorable Mention Award
962064/ Jørgen Birkmose Kyndesen, Allan Mulvad Kristensen / Denmark

Jury Comments
Military heritage of the cold war and the former daily life from the early days of socialism are a new challenging combination. The submarine mediates with her new function between the past and the present. It is a teasing heterotopia for contemporary communities. – Theo Hauben

132535
Guimont Genevieve,
325358
MEDVEDEV VSEVOLOD, KANUNNIKOV MICHAIL, BASSARIA ZURAB, MEDINSKY OLEG
490088
Hutchison Gavin, Lemes Vanessa, Rodrigues Petra, Sampson Ellie, Scoulding Daniel
726370
Cierkens Pieter-Jan , Bekaert Mathijs, Van Bree Dieter, Willems Nick, Florin Thibault
776233
Kwee Natalie, Barboza Caio
936481
Kennedy Joseph,
962064
Kyndesen Jørgen Birkmose, Kristensen Allan Mulvad