The architecture competitions

Every year for the past six years, the Foundation has held a competition with architecture, engineering, design and art schools on various topics relating to the environment and innovation.

These competitions illustrate the Foundation’s commitment to researching future challenges: from a lifestyle respecting the marine environment to alternative housing and energy savings.

2019 competition: the campsite and its environment

Offer new solutions for landscape design

Outdoor tourism is the leading form of tourism in France. The challenge of the contestants will be to offer environmentally-friendly solutions for landscape design and the way life is organised within the campsite.

How to participate ?

The registration form should be fullfilled and sent by email at before 10th of september 2019. The documents to be downloaded are as follows :

2018 competition : conception and design for a power catamaran

In 2018, the jury has rewarded 3 projects and one special prize.

The competition was about conception and design for a power catamaran. While taking into account the evolution and development of boating and technological advances, students have succeeded a creative challenge to design a power catamaran which is innovative in its design.

First prize: the Nouvel Horizon

Antoine Capaldi, Tanguy de Bonnieres, Aurel Bonnin from ENSA Nantes

The project named Le Nouvel Horizon is a high level catamaran which combines space, performance and ecology. This boat can sail at 20 knots. Its modular conception can add 40% place when the boat is at anchor. Its hybride motor and photovoltaic installation save energy.

The jury has appreciated this catamaran able to seduce various users between innovation and confort.

Second prize: the Dyseis

Paul Gauthier, Nina Girola, Théo Richard from ENSAAMA Paris

The Dyseis has been designed in order to live among the water et not only upon. Thanks to platform and pontoon which can be settled at anchor, this catamaran becomes an entertainment area (scuba diving for example).

This project includes also environmental equipments like photovoltaic and wind turbine.

The jury has rewarded the conviviality of the catamaran.

Third prize: the One water home

Raphael Veneau, Célia Chotard, Van Albert Phan, Jérémy Grousson from The Sustainable Design School Nice

The One water home includes a full environmental conception  with durable, recyclable, modular, and removable aspects.

This innovation allows many different arrangements while preserving energy and creating pleasant space to live.

The jury has appreciated this global and innovative way of design.

Special prize: the Surfboat

Thibault Hiss from ENSAAMA Paris

The Surfboat is dedicated to the extreme sport amateur. It has been designed in order to fit with surfers and with spot areas. The jury was very interested in this specialization in accordance with the new tendancies of sailing.

2017 competition: designing a catamaran

This competition has dealt with a project of sail catamaran (size 30/40 feet) which has to combine design, life comfort and technological advances. The jury has rewarded three projects :

First Prize: Colibri

Victor Donnard from the architecture school of Nantes has received the first prize for an amount of €6,000.

He has conceived the cheapest, the lightest and the most ecological catamaran as possible. Moreover, he has tried to create a link between competition and entertainment ways of sailing.

First Prize Ex-Aequo: Héol

The Foundation has decided to give a first price ex-aequo to a project defined by Camille Richard, Cyprien de Hautecloque and Pierre Betbeder.

They have designed a boat self-sufficient in energy thanks to photovoltaic sails and electric engine. This second project is totally different but complementary. The project was thought in order to favour the light inside and to optimize the place by a smart asymmetry (the boat is closed on one side).

Second Prize: Follow the summer

This project made by Andreas Kamaris, Pascal Amar, Adriano Ruta and Pauline Fossiez has received the second price for an amount of €4,000.

In a first step, they have managed a marketing study which has led to an elegant, fullness catamaran where the owners live as well inside and outside.