About this project
U-habitat is a case study for an underwater research center on the Santoña Peninsula on Spain's northern coast. It consists of a land station and an underwater habitat for seabed researchers. Both parts are designed as a whole, in a homogeneous style and are characterized by a dark zigzag shape. The underwater station is designed to house two researchers for a short period of time. The station is equipped with bunk beds, workplaces, facilities for showering and eating. A storage and a lock for the divers have been integrated into the zigzag construction of the station. The transparent sphere is constructed of resin-based polycarbonate, and features a dual-layer design in wherein the gap is used as a fresh water tank. The aim of the underwater research center was to create a working and living environment where the researchers have the feeling of living in, under – and especially with the water in order to create an optimal research environment.
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