Resurrecting The Old Oil Rig

Giving old abandoned oilrigs a new function at sea, the See-Hope is a repurposed rescue station that can help stranded passengers at sea. The offshore oil platforms transform into a safe hub for survivors of disasters and help in rescue missions. An ambitious concept, but given the recent spate of natural and manmade disasters, such forward thinking ideas are welcome.

See-Hope is a 2014 Red Dot Award: Design Concept winner.

Designers: Prof. Peng Ren, Cheng Zhang, Gao Xiang, Jiang Shanyong, Jin Xiaoneng, Lou Xiaolong, Wang Ling’en, Ye Siqiao & Zhu Bingzhi