Arch. Karol Pasternak
Arch. Małgorzata Piotrowska
Arch. Radosław Tabor
Arch. Maciej Podlewski
Arch. Filip Kurzewski
A task created by the organizers targets at finding a method of promoting a great investment of building a tunnel connecting two continents. A link will clear a great transport movement in the oceans and congestion in harbors and it will cause an easier and cheaper transport of goods and mineral deposit. The tunnel also would, in organizers` opinion, cross the zones of time, history, ideology and politics. The idea of connecting the continents with an underground tunnel, creating a peace memorial in the halfway and emphasizing the line of the international change of date gave us the chance of creating a visionary conception called Nebula Park. We, the architects, allowed ourselves to predict the distant future. Supposing that the tunnels would be bored from the two continents in the same time, they could meet between Diomedes Islands, describe a circle and raise from the output a dam which would allow to drain the gathered ground. The cordons of information and the interest in this design would break through in the very center of a described circle, heaping and forming the winding light tubes.
The light and the power of a colorful tower starts attracting the interest of investors. We, the architects, created a spherical structure of 300-metre diameter and with an inner atrium of 100-metre diameter. We invented a structure which could accept some building block elements - spatially containing the ideal attractions for newcomers and tourists. The power of such a place is in closed in the mystery of a date change. Nebula Park would be a place of a lost or regained day. We emphasize the exceeding of a line. However, the line is not simple. The resonance which arose when a human activity faced the uncontrollable and immaterial time, the two of biggest powers of the world caused the trembling of the line.
We planned a lot of attractions. A 24-hour outing to Nebula Park comprises a journey by the fastest transport to the station Nebula and from there conducted by colorful light twigs we get into the center of the sphere. They organize there the greatest music concerts, the New
Year`s Eve celebrated twice, the meetings of international organizations and also scientific expeditions.
We can use the arctic Spa or publish our pieces of news from the hub of the universe. The stay in a hotel situated on the coasts of Diomedes Islands is also included in the outing. Tourists will have a lot of breath-taking views of iridescent barometer of the world from the hotel windows. After a short sleep we can take part in a cruise on board of an icebreaker and see the landscape of the Arctic Circle belt. Nebula Park will become the place of information processing into an external illumination and this way it becomes a barometer of the Earth and the global mood. Only peace and balance will keep Nebula Park as a place of reconciliation. Time itself will show whether this design will be Nebula or not Mirage.
Project "nebula" was awarded with the third price in competition "Interconnection and Communication with the Islands of Today and Tomorrow" which was held by UIA (The International Union of Architects), and FPU (The Foundation for Peace and Unification).
"The jury unanimously fund that this project represented one of the most successful and unconventional versions of the Symbolic Geometric approach. While it recalls such a visionary 18th century projects like Ledoux`s Cenotaph, by rethinking the sphere as a dematerialized nebula. Streams of energy tunnel through the bedrock and erupt to form a geyser of light composed of colorful interwined glowing cords enclosed within a latticed geodesic sphere. The jury especially commended the capacity of this team`s stunning and original renderings to express their outrageous vision of global unity and world peace".