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INTERNI: algae / architecture / building eco-cladding / food / responsive system / urban ecologyApril 7, 2014

The Urban Algae Canopy by ecoLogicStudio [M.Poletto, C.Pasquero] with Carlo Ratti Associati has been presented at the 'feeding the planet' exhibition in Milan with this 1:1 scale prototype.
The show curated by INTERNI in the Universita' Statale is the pinnacle event in the Fuorisalone calendar and featured work from renown architects such as Daniel Libeskind and MVRDV.
The prototype presented by ecoLogicStudio is the world’s 1st bio-digital canopy integrating micro-algal cultures and real time digital cultivation protocols within a unique ETFE architectural cladding system.

Once completed as part of Expo Milano 2015 Future Food District, curated by C.Ratti, the Urban Algae Canopy will produce the oxygen equivalent of four hectares of woodland and up to 150kg of biomass per day, 60% of which are natural vegetal proteins.

The project is part of the series HORTUS by ecoLogicStudio, special edition for Expo Milano 2015.
gruppo di prototipazione/ prototyping team: Taiyo Europe GmbH, Sullalbero Srl
gruppo di consulenza/ consulting teamNick Puckett, Paolo Scoglio, Catherine Legrand, Mario Tredici

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