"Innovation and Architecture for the Sea" Award 2016 laureate - Promo Francis Rambert
The project of Yunil Nam , the
The Reef of Silence explores a funerary venue and coral cultivation facility within underwater structure alongside investigation into cultural and environmental issues in Indian Ocean. Visionary burials called ‘Tectonic Vultures’ consist of new techniques in body decomposition transforming human body into nutrients in forms of powder and liquid. Then, coral is fed by those vultures and ready for transplanting back into the nature. Although, the tectonic vultures are the most crucial componentry providing huge benefit to rehabilitate wider marine life, a manipulated architectural skin plays a significant role in a foundation for the coral to settle down and accelerate in its growth. Eventually, it will be covering the whole skin and become natural reef structure establishing underwater city of marine life.