Victor Verhulst Wins Maritime Designer Award
Victor Verhulst's Project Ocean View has been awarded the Maritime Designer Award 2015.
Verhulst (Hogeschool van Amsterdam / De Voogt Naval Architects) designed an underwater lounge as part of his graduation project at De Voogt Naval Architects. The see-through lounge can be lowered from the bottom of a yacht as an elevator giving guests the opportunity to enjoy marine life.
According to the jury, Verhulst was elected as winner of this year's award because of his multidisciplinary approach to a complex design issue. He included both technical and non-technical disciplines in the design and was able to manage and control the risks involved and to present a well-thought out and creative solution befitting the approach of De Voogt Naval Architects.
Verhulst surpassed the second nominee Tuur Killaars (Ulstein Design & Solutions), who had developed a method that describes the complex interactions between the different elements of a ship design at an early stage. Innovative of this design method is the use of scientific knowledge of the workings of maritime design application networks as well as the use of existing, poven network theories, as used by Google and Llinkedin, and applying them to the ship design process.
Through two design cases, he has demonstrated his method can be used to provide insight into and evaluate the consequences of design changes during the design process.
Maritime Designer Award
The Maritime Designer Award, the former Wim Timmers Designer Award, has been created to bring attention to the power and creativity of Dutch maritime designers. Just as in previous years, the award was presented during the Maritime Awards Gala, which just took place (2 November) at the RDM in Rotterdam.