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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Northern Europe Migrants Organization in Calais, France by Felix de Montesquiou and Hugo Kaici

 
May 6th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The city of Calais, located at only 42km of the British coast, is the hottest spot of illegal migration in France. When Sarkozy closed the Sangatte immigrant center a year ago, we decided to react on the subject, in a very ironical and cynical way. This is when we decided to design an illegal immigration base.

Northern Europe Migrants Organisation

  • Architects: Felix de Montesquiou and Hugo Kaici
  • Project: N.E.M.O. (Northern Europe Migrants Organisation)
  • Location: Calais, France
  • Software used: Sketchup to draw and Maxwell to render; a lot of work on Lightroom, and Photoshop

Aerial View

As we always wanted to work on the German bunkers on the French coast, we decided to reverse the idea of the Atlantik Wall, built to prevent the allies army from getting in, to facilitate the migration of those wanting to reach England.

Interior View

This idea is reinforced by the fact that the site we choose was one of the most fortified by the Germans.This is why the infrastructure is disguised as a abandoned bunker.

Interior View

Our company, NEMO (for Northern Europe Migrants Organisation) is meant to undertake the business of illegal immigration from the Kurdish mafia, monopolizing the sector in a very brutal and inhuman way.

Interior View

The architecture is minimal, the services provided in the infrastructure are only those we thought essential to a migrant in transit. But at the same time we tried to incorporate details to humanize this very brutal building.
The whole building is carefully proportionned.

Interior View

We wanted to play with the confusion between the true and the false; although the idea is totally mad and unrealistic, we tried to stage the project into reality. We used photo realistic renders, and  an ultra commercial approach. And we went even as far as depositing a building permit (that was immediately thrown back to our faces…)

Interior View

This is why the program is at the same time minimal ( absolutely no superficial function) and grandiose (monumental structure in the cliffs of the North of France)

Interior View

In our very realistic / cynical / commercial approach, we simulated a business plan for this illegal company, and contacted a webmaster ( www.cpk-web.com), who seduced by the idea created us a website ( www.nemo-project.com ) to advertise the infrastructure, and to book your illegal immigration ticket.

Exterior View

Northern Europe Migrants Organisation

Exterior View

Northern Europe Migrants Organisation

Northern Europe Migrants Organisation

Ship

NEMO Programme

NEMO Exploded Isometry

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