Designed by Paris-based OFF Architecture, the Bering Strait Project seeks to connect the short stretch of Arctic Ocean between Russia and the United States. Due to the Straits relatively shallow water levels; the proposed structure is able to descend to the bottom of the ocean, with only a few meters floating above water level. Travelers would be able to take a train, car, or walk the gap.
The project, especially difficult due to freezing weather conditions, would host an incredibly particular ecosystem composed of very rare and fragile species which includes belugas, walrus, polar bears, blue whales, dolphins, and orcas, to name a few. In the middle of the Bering Strait Project would be a man-made 400 meter high island comprised of residences, theaters and cultural centers.
For this wicked concept, OFF Architecture won second prize in the Bering Strait Project International Ideas Competition.
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