Nature-inspired technology and design
Hull design is an important factor in fuel efficiency.The hull has undergone parametric modelling using the most advanced techniques with special emphasis on savings and hydrodynamics. Experts believe that an appropriate hull shape could result in up to a 5% reduction in fuel consumption.
The external design will minimise air-drag. Elements that contribute to this minimisation are the total exterior volume of the ship and its shape, as well as the position and design of the retractable sails. Aerodynamic ship design is generally considered a prerequisite for optimal energy use.
What is biophilic design?
Biophilia is humankind’s innate biological connection with nature. It helps explain why crackling fires and crashing waves captivate us; why a garden view can enhance our creativity; why shadows and heights instil fascination and fear; and why animal companionship and strolling through a park have restorative, healing effects.
Biophilic design reconnects us with nature and is essential for providing people opportunities to live and work in healthy places and spaces with less stress and greater overall health and well-being.
In reality this involves incorporating nature within the space design, be it visual or sensual. Ecoship’s cabins and public spaces will be designed along biophilic principles to create a space of wonder and inspiration that is a comfortable home for a three-month voyage.