Maine based Solus-4 has designed a Marine Research Center that provides space for tsunami study and research, and also generates its own power and clean water. Structurally inspired by an ensuing tsunami wave, the concept is a 2,500 sq m offshore marine center located about 150 meters off the of shoreline of Kuta Beach in Bali.
The center’s sustainable design embraces both passive and active energy generating systems to run on clean power. It would be equipped with tidal generators and solar photovoltaic systems to generate electricity for the marine center, whereas rainwater collection and seawater conversion systems would provide potable clean drinking water.
The design incorporates huge windows for vast ocean viewing and features research labs, living quarters for the scientists, a seawater pool, an aquatic garden library and an auditorium. The offshore research center is an entry for a competition co-sponsored by Arquitectum and Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia.