BIOMEMBRANE

BIOMEMBRANE

Yeo Su, South Korea

The concepts behind (BIO) membrane, a competition for Yeo Su’s Worlds Expo 2012 centered around three main ideas – experiential and visual connections to the city, landscape and ocean, sustainability, and plankton life cycles. The Expo (BIO) membrane would be a self sustaining entity for the duration of the Expo and beyond when the building transforms into a marine biology research center. A recycled oil rig was proposed as the primary structural component with a fuel producing membrane of algae biofuel and photo voltaics producing electricity. In the case of the external skin (membrane) it is used strategically as a wrapper for both program and exhibitions spaces yet allowing clear curtain wall and open spaces to have visual and experiential connections to the ocean, city, and landscape beyond.

 Yeo Su, South Korea   The concepts behind (BIO) membrane, a competition for Yeo Su’s Worlds Expo 2012 centered around three main ideas – experiential and visual connections to the city, landscape and ocean, sustainability, and plankton life cycles. The Expo (BIO) membrane would be a self sustaining entity for the duration of the Expo and beyond when the building transforms into a marine biology research center. A recycled oil rig was proposed as the primary structural component with a fuel producing membrane of algae biofuel and photo voltaics producing electricity. In the case of the external skin (membrane) it is used strategically as a wrapper for both program and exhibitions spaces yet allowing clear curtain wall and open spaces to have visual and experiential connections to the ocean, city, and landscape beyond.

Yeo Su, South Korea

The concepts behind (BIO) membrane, a competition for Yeo Su’s Worlds Expo 2012 centered around three main ideas – experiential and visual connections to the city, landscape and ocean, sustainability, and plankton life cycles. The Expo (BIO) membrane would be a self sustaining entity for the duration of the Expo and beyond when the building transforms into a marine biology research center. A recycled oil rig was proposed as the primary structural component with a fuel producing membrane of algae biofuel and photo voltaics producing electricity. In the case of the external skin (membrane) it is used strategically as a wrapper for both program and exhibitions spaces yet allowing clear curtain wall and open spaces to have visual and experiential connections to the ocean, city, and landscape beyond.

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