To act for a planetary awareness of the great stakes of the sea and space for the future of our civilizations.
ENCOURAGE THE BOLDNESS AND INNOVATION OF VISIONARIES. TO GIVE BIRTH TO VOCATIONS. TO GIVE THE NEW GENERATION THE OPPORTUNITY TO BLOSSOM
"Whatever one man is able to imagine, other men will be able to realise".
Under the honorary presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Jacques Rougerie Foundation Génération Espace Mer was created in 2009, within the Institut de France.
AMBITIONS OF THE FOUNDATION
- To offer the younger generations the means to act so that they can, tomorrow, build a living environment that takes into account and values the planet's riches.
- To promote awareness, sensitisation and action by all for the creation of a new relationship between man and his natural environment.
- To create vocations, internationally and on a permanent basis.
- To encourage boldness and innovation in architecture, technology and design, related to the worlds of the sea and space, according to the precepts of sustainable development.
IT IS FROM THE OCEAN AND SPACE THAT THE DESTINY OF FUTURE CIVILIZATIONS WILL BE BORN.
The exploration of the underwater world and of space are the two great human adventures of our time. They will shape our future.
The conquest of space has generated major discoveries with colossal scientific, political and financial implications. Transforming our daily lives, space technologies have given rise to thousands of innovations.
Covering 3/4 of our planet's surface, the oceans hold immense potential to enable us to meet the major challenges of the coming centuries. Many of the discoveries needed for the future of humanity are still immersed at the bottom of the oceans (pharmacological, energy and food solutions, etc.). As little explored as the space that surrounds us, this 6th continent will soon be the source of decisive innovations.
THE FOUNDATION'S AMBITIONS
- To provide young generations with the means to act so that they could, tomorrow, build a living environment that takes into account and values the wealth of the planet.
- To raise awareness, advocacy and action by all to create a new relationship between Man and his natural environment.
- To create vocations internationally and on the long term.
- To encourage architectural and technical boldness and innovation, as well as new designs related to the fields of the sea and space, according to the precepts of sustainable development.
IT IS FROM THE OCEAN AND FROM SPACE THAT WILL ARISE THE DESTINY OF CIVILISATIONS TO COME.
Exploring the underwater world and space are the two great human adventures of our time. They will determine our future.
The space conquest has generated major discoveries with scientific, political and financial stakes. Space technology has led us to thousands of innovations that transformed our daily lives.
Covering three quarters of our planet's surface, oceans hold tremendous potential to enable us to meet the major challenges of the next century. Much of the discoveries necessary for the future of humanity are still immersed in the deep ocean (pharmacological solutions, energy, food, etc..). As little explored as the space that surrounds us, this sixth continent will soon give rise to crucial innovations.
A visionary architect born in 1945, Jacques Rougerie combines his two passions, the sea and architecture. He bases his research and his creations on the principle of biomimetism, while taking into account sustainable development. He builds habitats, underwater laboratories, sea centres, transparent-hulled vessels, underwater museums and projects villages and places to live under the sea in order to make as many people as possible aware of the beauty and fundamental role of the sea in the great history of humanity.
In 2008 he was elected to the Institut de France - Académie des Beaux-Arts.
His flagship project, SeaOrbiter, is the synthesis of over 30 years of innovative research in the fields of marine and underwater architecture. He has always been inspired by the work of Jules Verne and has adopted his maxim:
- Whatever one man is able to imagine, other men will be able to realise.
THE COMMITMENT OF JACQUES ROUGERIE AND THE FOUNDATION
"Throughout my life, I have given shape to my dreams and made them come true thanks to meetings with people who believed in my vision of a forward-looking architecture and helped me to implement it. Without their support, many of my projects would not have been possible. Today, it is my duty to help the new generations, to give them in turn the support they need to build the future. This is my commitment and that of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation dedicated to space and the sea... For it is from space and the ocean that the destiny of future civilisations will be born.
Jacques Rougerie, a visionary architect born in 1945, pursues his two passions, the Sea and architecture. He bases his research and the structures he builds on the principle of biomimicry, whilst taking sustainable development into account. Jacques Rougerie has built underwater habitats, laboratories, marine research centers, vessels with see-through hulls, subaquatic museums. He has designed underwater villages and structures to raise awareness on the beauty of the sea and its fundamental role in the great history of humanity.
He was elected in 2008 at the Institut de France - Academy of Fine Arts.
His latest marine project, SeaOrbiter, is a synthesis of more than 30 years of innovative research in marine and subsea architecture. Inspired by the imaginary work of Jules Verne, he has adopted his motto:
- "Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
THE COMMITMENT OF JACQUES ROUGERIE AND THE FOUNDATION
"Throughout my life I gave birth to my dreams thanks to encounters with men who helped me make them come true. Without their support, many of my projects would not have been possible. Today, it is my duty to help new generations so they can benefit from the support they need in order to build the future. It is my commitment and that of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation... As it is from space and the ocean that will emerge our civilisation's destiny "