Can we reach a harmonious dynamic state of interdependence with each other and the earth? Is this the next step for civilization? Will we disassociate our concept of progress with rigid infrastructure and metropolis? These are some of the questions the Open Sailing project asks us. Being developed by Cesar, in cooperation with Hiromi Ozaki, Martin Gautron, Nasser Moustakim, Adrien Lecuru, Valérie Pirson and a team of experts, the Open Sailing project is a floating architecture that evolves like a living organism. The basic aim of the project is to overcome natural and man-made disasters and convert apocalyptic threats into design constraints. They have created a map that shows areas of looming crisis, such as overpopulation, global warming or energy crisis. Shockingly, except for a few places above the ocean, there is no spot that seems safe. Now, they will be using this particular space for the Open Sailing project. The reconfigurable, sustainable and organic village units will be made and each one will comprise shelters surrounded by ocean farming modules.
The Open_Sailing_01 is about 50 m in diameter and is meant for six persons. The prototype Open_Sailing_01 is scheduled to set sail in May 2009, from London to the Netherlands. If everything goes right, a series of journeys will follow. Caeser said that since a lot of people are predicting bad things for 2012, so they want to design the whole thing as soon as possible. The Open Sailing project is really innovative and exciting and I am personally looking forward to it.