Event 2023

La Macchina Impossibile

Special Mention Fuorisalone Award

At Design Week 2023, as part of the exhibition-event Interni Design Re-Evolution at the University of Milan, Sanlorenzo presents La Macchina Impossibile (The Impossible Machine), an installation by Piero Lissoni that interprets the shipyard's incessant research into technologically innovative solutions to reduce the environmental impact of yachting. 

The Impossible Machine is an imposing metal sculpture: a complex machine, highly technological but defined in detail by skilful manual work just like a yacht. Positioned in the centre of the 18th century courtyard, the entire structure rests on a backlit platform that enhances a mechanism made of propellers and notched wheels.

These move thanks to the new hydrogen system, which Sanlorenzo is developing for the propulsion of its yachts in collaboration with Siemens Energy, based on the use of combined green methanol reformer/fuel cell modules. This technology will be used to power the hotellerie functions on yachts between 24 and 73 metres in length, starting in 2024 on the new 50Steel.

The installation is immersed in a light water vapour, the only emission, with zero environmental impact, released by the turbine driven by the fuel cell system.

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