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ROOFTOP BIOSPHERE

Sofia Olsson

The project ‘Rooftop Biosphere’ explores possibilities of using rooftops as part of an urban farming system in a dense city context. By introducing green zones to rooftop plateaus, a landscape-like environment is created and elevated pedestrian pathways make it accessible for the public. An outdoor sprawling green area functions as a buffert for the closely situated highway E45 whereas a large-scale greenhouse environment is used for productive landscaping. This so-called biosphere enables a weather protected indoor zone along the elevated paths and it is framed by buildings containing workplaces and residences – creating a vivid environment.

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Selected suprastructure components acting as starting geometries.

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Adapting plateaus programmed for green areas.

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Generating the glasstructure for the biosphere.

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Adding volumes collecting water runoff as a watering system for the plantbeds.

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Axonometrics showing the final project components and the inside environment of the biosphere.

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