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Daimler AG / Sachse Consulting: Development of visions for vacational education and training

The building concept created for Daimler AG serves to develop visions for vocational education and training. 

 

The basic structure is reminiscent of the double helix of human DNA. 

It receives all inherited information - the complex blueprint. It stores physical features, functions of the immune system and talents that develop in the course of development. 

 

 

 

 

 

Abyssale

Abyssale is a concept for a hotel installed entirely underwater, complete with restaurant and other convenience facilities. 

 

An important factor as far as the production and running costs are concerned is that the unit is able to operate under atmospheric conditions. 

The modular design further reduces the construction costs and makes it possible for Abyssale to be built with any desired dimensions. 

 

Abyssale is designed for a depth of water of approx. 10 metres. 

 

Like the Kamar concept, the underwater structure is permanently anchored to the sea bed, a site should therefore be chosen which does not already have its own pronounced flora and fauna. 

After construction of the unit, the surroundings can be structured with reefballs distributed on the seabed. 

The reefballs provide a platform for colonization by all manner of life forms. 

This enables a new habitat is able to develop in only a short period of time, which can be viewed from the various observation posts of the installation. 

The result is a newly created biotope with all its flora and fauna - similar to the rapid colonization with new life that occurs on sunken ships.  

 

Kamar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kamar is designed as a permanently installed apartment hotel. 

 

The structure consists of an underwater section containing a submarine restaurant, and a surface platform on which up to 16 apartments are located, each with its own underwater viewing area. 

 

As Kamar is permanently anchored to the sea bed, a site should be chosen which does not already have its own pronounced flora and fauna. 

After construction of the unit, the surroundings can be structured with reefballs distributed on the seabed. 

The reefballs provide a platform for colonization by all manner of life forms. 

This enables a new habitat is able to develop in only a short period of time, which can be viewed from the various observation posts of the installation. 

The result is a newly created biotope with all its flora and fauna - similar to the rapid colonization with new life that occurs on sunken ships.  

 

Kamar was included in the 2002 exhibition “European way(s) of life” in the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris and was subsequently shown in the Seoul Art Center. 

Marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marina is primarily designed to provide service functions for the Palinurus 1.1 and 3.2 concepts, but has been given an additional functionality as an attraction for visitors with an interest in the technical processes involved, which can be fascinatingly presented. 

 

The complex also offers other facilities, such as a restaurant, above-water and underwater viewing areas, or the starting point for excursions with the Palinurus units. 

 

 

Palinurus 1.1

 

 

 

The Palinurus 1.1 project consists of a general purpose platform located above water and underwater accommodation and viewing areas. 

 

In this concept, observation of the underwater world can take place in a more meditative situation. 

 

The utilization character corresponds more to that of a permanently installed houseboat. 

Several units can be grouped together to form a small, floating apartment community. 

 

The project was awarded the international Gold Prize of the Ministry of Export Trade and Industry in Osaka, Japan, in 1997. 

Palinurus 3.2

 

 

 

 

 

Palinurus 3.2 is the modified version of the Palinurus 1.1 concept and is designed for mobile use. 

 

Like the 1.1 version, Palinurus 3.2 also consists of a general purpose platform above water and underwater accommodation and viewing areas. 

 

The unit offers space for four to six people. 

 

Palinarus 3.2 is highly versatile and combines the comfort and convenience of a yacht with all the attraction and fascination of a submersible. 

 

Ziolkowski-module

 

 

 

 

 

The Ziolkowski Module project is concerned with the concept of an orbital accommodation module which is designed for use in the context of the emerging space tourism business. 

 

A key commercial aspect in the design of the concept is a kind of symbiotic relationship between the module and larger, already existing structures such as the ISS, with utilization of the latter’s infrastructure. 

 

The structure of the module basically consists of three areas. 

 

The A segment contains four separate accommodation areas, which are also of modular design. 

These accommodation areas are located as quarter elements around the central connection tunnel that connects the module to the main structure (ISS). 

 

The B segment serves as a communal area; its main function is as a viewing deck. 

 

The C segment contains the necessary service and utility systems. 

 

The key focus in the design of the module is on the aspects of relevance for tourism uses, such as a high enjoyment and event value, but also the need to take account of the psychological situation of “non-professional” visitors to the earth orbit. 

 

The project was first introduced in 2004 at the International Lunar Conference-6 in Udaipur, India; it was subsequently displayed between 2006 and 2007 as part of a special exhibition in the State Museum in Mannheim, Germany, and was presented in 2011 at the 2nd International Space World Conference in Frankfurt.  

 

Concept & Design: Schumanndesign 

Costing and profitability calucations: Dr. Dr. Robert A. Goehlich