year | 2015
place | Papua New Guinea
category | stedenbouw
The new New Fairfax Harbour is a basic, plug and play infrastructure, which is reversible and adapts to the needs of developing both growth, contraction and change of the port and the large-scale activities. A port is basically a large infrastructure which is water-bound. By implementing this infrastructure on the water, the coastline can be spared from large-scale, urban developments. In particular the coral reefs will not be affected.
The Bay of Fairfax Harbour and Port Moresby can continue to develop economically without affecting the unique natural environment. Nature and infrastructure are isolated from each other, nature will be nature and infrastructure which is constantly developing, has the ability for this because at the base, the linear structure which houses the infrastructure and organizes everything, any kind of activity can plugged in: both horizontally and vertically [upward as well as downward under the sea-level].
The concept of this infrastructure is a growth model that is fully reversible. In addition, this infrastructure generates energy, which is obtained from natural energy sources such as solar, wind and water.
Design: 2015, Competition, nominated
Address: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Client: The National Research Institute Papua New Guinea
Project team: Jo Janssen, Prof. Ir. Wim van den Bergh, Arabella el Ginawy, Ivo Rosbeek, Harry Reijnders