Bloom Aquatic Farm: Indian Ocean Concept

Bloom, Aquatic Farm Concept, Indian Ocean, Conceptual Design

Bloom : Aquatic Farm Concept Design

Indian Ocean Farm – design by Sitbon Architectes, Paris

3 Dec 2012

Bloom Proposal

Indian Ocean

Design: Sitbon Architectes

Bloom – An Aquatic farm for phytoplankton culture

Bloom Aquatic Farm
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The water is going to redefine our future. By 2050, its level will get sixteen centimeters more than today and Asia is planned to be very affected by this phenomenon. Conceived to be first installed in Indian Ocean, Bloom is an initiation of a link which purpose is to find an alternative issue on rising water due to global warming. This is why the concept of this large-scale project is to practice the culture of phytoplankton that absorb C02 excesses and create 02.

Bloom is a semi-submersible center that can also alert in case of tsunamis. Moored to the seabed with a system of cables, it is a controller of water level and quality in died zones of the oceans, rivers, coastal zones,… Its goal is to regulate their O2 quantity by injecting phytoplankton making photosynthesis.

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The project offers a living environment for the permanent staff of scientists and for phytoplankton in big aquariums. It is thus the first project created for these algae. It is a catalyst structure of their growing and in a way it’s a matrix pocket of oxygen on Earth. Bloom wishes to be a sustainable answer by decreasing our carbon footprint while learning to live in accordance with our oceans. Every factory producing CO2 would have its own Bloom to testify of its interest for a better environment. By giving us responsibilities on our CO2 consumptions, we would become aware of our ecological impact on the planet. Cause resourceful water is the mother of our civilizations and we will always need it.

“Nothing was made of big which wasn’t an exaggerated hope.” Jules Verne

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Recently selected as part of the “100 architects of the year 2012” international exhibition and book with REX, UNstudio and JDS. The event was organized by UIA (Union Internationale des Architectes) and KIA (Korean Institute of Architects) around the Korean Festival of Architecture theme “Architecture and Science”. 30 000 visitors attended the 5-day exhibition in Daejeon, South Korea, between the 19th and the 23rd of October 2012. A new exhibition is planned in Seoul for January 2013.

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Bloom Aquatic Farm – Concept Information

Will it be physically built? No
Gross floor area: 2 070 sqm
Height: 45m / 5 levels
Structure: aluminum + methacrylate
Where will it be located: Indian Ocean
Credits: Sitbon Architectes

Bloom images / information from Sitbon Architectes

Location:Indian Ocean

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