Vth Ark – a project that Egyptian architect Moatasem Esmat from the Helwan University has developed in order to reduce the number of victims of catastrophes and natural disasters such as tsunamis and floods.
Helwan – Egypt suburb, south of Cairo, on the banks of the Nile. Despite the fact that natural disasters are always stronger than any means to prevent them, scientists and architects continue to seek ways for the least losses during these extreme events.
The main problem that arises during the tsunami – a wave and debris they carry. The devastating effects of water combined with an equally dangerous threat to the wreckage of broken objects, and it was taken up by items that often have a fairly high speed.
For this reason, the materials used to build the ark, should be sufficiently strong and durable.
Vth Ark works in two directions, the first of which – the volume is located above ground and designed to be saving the island for minor floods and tsunamis. Weaken the force of the water flow will help to lower level, through which it passes relatively unimpeded.
The second function of the ark – Floating above-water accommodations in case of more powerful tsunamis and floods. LED lights surrounding the structure, form a rescue signal to the situation, if the Ark still be buried under the rubble.