The Biospheric Foundation is a group of young researchers with a vision to change the way cities and communities interact to create a more sustainable way of living.
We provided design assistance for the development of the aquaponic installation as part of a groundbreaking urban farm experiment, set in a disused Salford mill, at the Manchester International Festival in July 2013.
Together with industry partners such as Queens University Belfast (QUB), Siemens and Ener-G, BDP led a successful funding bid to the UK Technology Strategy Board, resulting in the development of detailed designs for a bioproductive climatic façade system, known as a ‘Greenius Wall’. Designed to maximise bioproductivity by using dormant space on the sides of buildings, the aim is to develop a fully functional vertical farm system which could be replicated on a larger scale in the near future.
NHS waiting lists are at an all-time high. Architect, Ehren Trzebiatowski, explains how the imaginative adaptation of space and recycling of equipment can help solve the problem.
We have invited members from our healthcare team to share their insights on some of the key design considerations when creating healthcare buildings.