Entries • 1) Algae Landscape Design

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1113. Sando Thordarson and Stephen Addeo.
Canadian Infrastructural Futures.

This project posits algae sourced biofuels could graft onto the existing petroleum infrastructure paradigm. The Saute St. Marie Ontario Intermodal Transport Terminal would have two massive production fields for biodiesel and hydrogen production.

1117. Bebhinn Burke.
Master Plan for floating new town in Edinburgh, Scotland.

An imagined masterplan where an algae farm is integrated in the town landscape in the estuary of the Firth of Forth. Daily life continues alongside the cultivation of fuel that services it. Photobioreactor tubes weave around buildings and link islands of the new town together.

1119. Marten Finger.
Spa Terrace and Orchard.

With the use of cooling water from a dirty coal fired power station and terracing and gravity, different water temperatures can be obtained and a greater variety of algae species cultivated. To exploit the warm water is a healing spa resort in the tradition of Northern Europe.

11211121. ArquitectonicaGEO: C. Zavesky, R. Conover, G. Fort, F. Romero, A. Montás. Restore: Symbiosis within a community.
Restore is an algal shading device that uses the algae’s photosynthetic process to purify water and air, while producing biomass in the form of cooking oil for household consumption. During the day the canopy opens up to face the sun providing shade for the street and at night folds up.

11221122. Jamie Henry.
Manipulating Coast. Algae Biofuel Production and Research Facility, Abu Dhabi.
The site is coastal desert on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. A local source of bio-diesel would reduce emissions from massive transport corridors in the area and algae growth would drastically improve coastal environments damaged by construction run-off.

11231123. Video. Frederick Givins.
Algae Powered Mushroom Farm in Congo, Africa.

A mobile algae powered mushroom farm can be placed anywhere in the world to support micro-economic development. Algae will be used as a food source and organic fertilizer for the mushrooms. Two target groups would be urban homeless and the poor of rural communities.

11241124. Isabelle Bardèche.
AlgÔ, or the regeneration of the Baie de Morlaix by seaweeds.

This floating seaweed farm for Brittany in France is a fiber concrete structure with aerogel insulation and natural ventilation. AlgÔ will help clean the water, re-colonizing the bay with wildlife and transform the local economy. It will be a lab, a seaweed exhibition and visitor center.

1127. Arben Jashari & Diana Jashari.
Urban Algae Bio-Fuel Production and Eco-Community in Kosovo.

Designed for central Prishtina, with seven floors for residential space, each with a green garden. With a roof garden to grow produce, market, cinema and restaurant. The eco-community building is linked to the algae building with a glass roof to produce bio-fuel, food and compost.

1128. Yurika Chua, LandscapeLab Design Co.
The Seeds @ Coney Island, Singapore.

Across from Punggol Eco-Town is Coney Island, with the potential for SEED- a green park. Rain and surface runoff will be collected for algae for biofuel, water and spirulina. Play Tree, Water Bubbles, Sun Pipe and Wind Tree are interactive landscape elements that also harvest algae.

11301130. Collaborative Collective: M. Davidová, K. Hanzlík, M. Dlouhá, M. Krejík, J. Zatlukajová. The Wilderness Catalyst, Czech Republic.
Wilderness Catalyst is a vessel for cultivation and spreading of cyanobacteria over devastated landscapes, such as brown coal basins in Czech Republic. Nostoc species can survive these conditions, absorb soil toxicity, and be the catalyst for further succession of new life.

11331133. Aaron Ramos.
Modular algae platform pier system.

This system extends public space on any body of water surrounding urban cities and is composed of algae platforms and collector pods. The platforms extend urban public space, and cleanse both air and water. The algae solar panels provide a city with energy, fuels, food, and exports.

11361136. Neil Gregory Baugh Cooke.
Rigs to Reefs: Converting the North Sea ‘Frigg’ Oil Rig into an Algae Powered Whale Sanctuary.
Many North Sea oil rigs built in the 60s and 70s have a short lifespan- can another use for these colossal structures be found instead of being scrapped? Rigs to Reefs moves from oil to algae energy, creating a marine ecosystem and whale watching visitor center.

1137. Chryssanthi Dafopoulou.
Eco-Community on San Giorgio Island, Venice, Italy.

A sustainable solution for this abandoned island in Venice Lagoon is to create an eco-community that lives and works there. A Hydrotherapy Centre will be powered by algae harvested from the lagoon, and a spirulina microfarm will provide health supplements & spa infusions.

11391139. Bi Yupeng.
Algae School on Huiquan Bay, Qingdao China.

This public art installation for education and enlightenment is a transparent glass factory which uses haematococcus to produce astaxanthin. The transparent glass is overhead so visitors can enjoy the algae transforming its color dramatically during its growth.

1140. Jason Immaraju.
A Crude Island: Transformation of Inglewood Oil Fields, Los Angeles.

Radically shift this 950 acre oilfield barren landscape into a new Los Angeles Central Park. Step 1- disassemble oil based infrastructure. Step 2- reconfigure for algae biofuel production. Step 3- use biofuel to run cultivation system to restore the original biodiversity.

11421142. David Edwards.
Ecologies of (Bio)Diversity: A Self Sustaining Tower for London.

The building is a living ecology. Algal ‘fields’ covering the facade absorb CO2 and produce bio-diesel for energy. The waste biomass through anaerobic digestion feeds the building skin. Waste water is sent through the algae, cleaning it for re use.

11461146. Manuel Hernandez.
Parasital Bioreactors.
Closing the loop with hybrid machine infrastructure along roads to capture emissions to grow algae for renewable fuel. Capturing by humidity swing sorbent placed in panels inside a metal porous body formed by multiple overlapped hollow spheres and growing algae inside glass capsules on top of every capturing balloon.

11471147. Video. Andre Beaudoin.
Living Machine at the Sacramento Botanical Discovery Center.

The Living Machine is an architectural entity whose function encompasses diversion of river water through algae ponds inside and within the skin of the building. The process used for energy or fuel creation, culinary purposes, oxygen creation or detoxification, are all drawn from algae.

1148. Yen Chang Huang.
Shoreline regeneration by algae cultivation in Cigu, Taiwan.

A Sinking Shore Story. Historically, Taijiang Inland Sea was surrounded by seven offshore sandbanks, home to thousands of fishing boats. Now lagoon and sandbanks are disappearing. Algae is the base of the coastal food chain and is needed to build an new shoreline ecosystem.

1149. Kathryn Hier.
Green Miles. I-40 near Knoxville, Tennessee.

Using the negative outputs of gasoline as catalysts for bio-fueled transportation, relying on coniferous trees and algae. The goals are to offset carbon emissions, recharge aquifers and provide bio-fuels from an algae bioreactor system on the side of the interstate infrastructure.

1150. Anshu K.Choudhri.
Echoes of an Ecos: A New Marshscape in Mumbai, India.

From algae incubators to biofilters, a living machine: a hybrid algaescape in Mumbai’s marshes, a connecting tissue between the urban fabric and the ecological mesh of a marsh. Ecology and urbanization pirouette around each other in an intellectual ballet.

11511151. Ignacio Montojo.
Asteriofuel Algae Fuel Stations in Urban Areas like Barcelona Spain.

The AsterioFuel network of geodesic domes is designed for cities interested in absorbing CO2 emissions and producing renewable fuels. The domes absorb CO2, grow diatom algae to provide energy to the vehicles and offer shade covering for pedestrians in public spaces.

1152. Lauren Benstead.
Skylight Harvest algae production system.

Utilizes rooftop space incorporating solar panels, rainwater recycling, filtration station, fold-out drying screens, and a small pump system that agitates the growing algae. Highly adaptable due to its size and structural design, and offers the benefits of algaculture to everyone, everywhere.

1153. Miron Lukač.
Algae CPT Microfarm, location: Sarajevo

Algae CPT (cultivation, production and trading) microfarm can be integrated into urban areas. Everything, from growing to selling it as a final product, is done in a compact facility. With a closed system with six photobioreactor rings, algae can be grown regardless of the season.

1154. Carolos Mouchtaris.
Fuel Cartridge, Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom.

This project is set out in 2050 when sea levels rise from global warming. On the Isle of Sheppey, one of the largest storage facilities of imported cars will be flooded. Fuel Cartridge is a car storage skyscraper and vertical algae farm producing biofuels for cars and protein for people.

1155. David E. Beil.
Algae @ Work: Rethinking Fueling Stations

Replacing gas station networks with a closed-loop biological system for local production of algae biofuel. Designed to replace outmoded gas station/convenience store with a system to produce biofuel combined with tilapia farming to provide nutrients for optimal development.

1156. Max G. Wolf.
Galapagos Islands OTEC Pilot Program.

OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) is an emerging technology that uses the difference in temperature between surface waters and at depth to drive an electric generator. Cold, nutrient-rich sea water pumped from 1000m depth enriches nutrient concentrations available for algae growth.

11591159. Chen Jie & Gong Ying.
Algae Energy Exhibition Park, Jingzhou, Hubei, China.

The site along the Hanjiang river was a coal-fired power plant, with coal ash covering 50% of the whole area, severely impacting air, land and water quality. The design of the algae energy park is to provide the public a comfortable park and popularize alternative energy technology.