The Mediterranean custodian

Evolo Magazine



Evolo competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of dynamic and adaptive vertical community. It is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.


This Entry of the competition was about the sustainability of the future in global thinking scale, to create the ultimate solution to heal our beautiful earth.

And because its all start from water, that was the beginning of the idea and the location selected in the Mediterranean Sea so the project born ( The Mediterranean Custodian).

Through ages, several ancient civilizations rolled around its coasts. Nowadays, there are about 22 coastal countries, most of which industrial, over 150 million people inhabit its coasts and nearly 200 million visitors from all over the world to enjoy the summer every year.


Nevertheless, the Mediterranean coasts are generally  polluted, to the extent that people are prohibited from 

swimming in certain spots. Those people are one of our  biggest concerns.

Based on intense researches, most of the plastic  contaminants are either floating on the sea surface 

or semi-submerged. Therefore, a semi-submerged arm was  uniquely designed to catch such wastes. When the 

cleansing process tends to start, the arm expands and  the sail shrinks, leading to speed reduction. However, 

the speed goes up again as the arm retracts to  its initial position.


The marine life have been lived for ages away from the humans. “The Mediterranean custodian" work to bonded the relationship between them in a balanced way for better Future.