Environmental Strategy Section

Jamie Hole | Ffion Douglas | Conor Foster | Holly Knight-Parfitt

Bio-Intelligent Cooperative

On a transformed Gas works site in Budapest, Hungary, a self-sustaining co-operative housing scheme harnesses water as a source of power. The landscape has been transformed into a wetland connected by a series of long-lasting stone walkways and hybrid stone and timber structures. These structures provide mixed-use commercial and cooperative residential facilities accustomed for a diverse mix of occupants. They create their own power through bio-gas production via wastewater and anaerobic digesters, and algae cultivation using a photobioreactor second skin which is clad to the south-facing parts of the structures. This algae is used both as biofuel and as marketable products which are processed on-site. The scheme has its own food production system using waste products, derived from bio-gas production, as a catalyst for urban farming. 
Structural Section 1:20
Structural Section 1:20
Axonometric View
Axonometric View
Exterior View
Exterior View
Interior View
Interior View
Detail
Detail