Transcript of Broadmeadows 2032
Check out my iDrive !Good to have our privategas station !Maybe I can buy some
fuel from you later~~
biomass pellet mill
1. electricity unit2. gas unit3. organic waste treatment4. plumbing unit5. drinkable water6. farm7. supply control unit8. water catchment9. prefabricated living unit
prefabricated hydronic floor heating A. supply monitored and controlled by computerB. electricity components, able to store some electricityC. felxible plumbingD. heating componets, powered by biogas
biomass mills &water supplyveritical farms
a typical section of the farm canopy
internal view at the food market
1. food market level2. goods transfer level3. farming area4. fabric roof sheet5. ETFE roof
High tech architecture tends to use tension structure, which is a very effi cient structure. The massive canopy is suspended by cables linked by giant steel posts, which appear in bright appealing colors. Soft translucent roof sheet allows maximum sunlight into the farms and markets. Walking on the market level, people have direct visual access to most part of the factory, witnessing the process of energy making and waste recycling. The massive structure, on the other hand, stands as a local monument, engaging people to get involved in local farming and waste recycling.
2032: living without external infrastructurePlug-in housing is made possible by fl exible infrastructure, the supply demand is supplied by medium size built-in biomass mills and veritical farm. The infrastructure therefore be-comes the structure, the living module will be prefabricated and is able to be customized by clients. such type could be applied to campus housing.
2032: moving aroundiDrive (or whatever you prefer to name it) is a 3 door 2 seats hatchback, fueled by either hydregen or bio-diesel, which are both product of biomass. It is 2/3 the width of traditional car, therefore a two lane street would fi t three iDrives.
2032: fueling your carWith the biomass facility scaled down to public size, people share backyard garden as community farm, which then made into biofuel. If with left over, they can sell it to each other.
inside the canopy
viewing it from the train
the architecture the building is the machine is the infrastructure is the structure
Car designers try so hard to design a beautiful shell covering the parts in-side. One day we watched Michael Bay’s “Transformers”, where all the parts, the machine, the fragments are exposed and we somehow nd it extremely intriguing.What if we apply the similar trick as what Michael Bay does to the robots? What if we expose the structure and infra-structure and dress them up with in-triguing appearence? What if we bring industry to the heart of the town and next to your home? Can we therefore make people in love with indutry by pro-viding high tech buildings? And beyond just buildings, can we change people’s attitudes towards the environmental issues we face today, by improving their awareness on the ways how energy and food come to us?So what if we design buildings that have no external infrastructure at all?Can we change the way we travel?Can we deal with the issue of rising pet-rol price?Can we have supply chains that are more than just one-way?Can we....
King William St
1. food sector2. public entry to market3. main entry to factory and farm4. offi ce5. electricity sector6. bio-gas sector7. factory entry8. biofuel sector9. waste treatment sector10. ash treament sector11. cargo area12. cargo entry13. “Betta Foods” food manufacturer14. “Pronto & Fresco” food manufacturer
street view at Blair St
overall site isometric view
roof plan of food sector
“Betta Foods” food manufacturer
“Pronto & Fresco” food manufacturer
food market entry
factory & farm entry
the program biomass factory + urban agriculture + food market
The way we produce and distribute ener-gy and food today is pollutive, expensive, and wasteful, the supply chain is exces-sively long. Can we have smaller, cleaner and renewable energy and food sources that are locally distributed?Amazingly enough, biomass energy technology answers directly to this ques-tion. By using agricultural residues, mu-nicipal and industrial waste and some types of energy plantations as the feed-stock, it is one highly ef cient and re-newable energy source. It causes very little pollution, requires little space and is relatively safe. The primary proposal is then a place that combines an biomass factory with ur-ban farm and food market. The waste produced by agriculture could be im-mediatly collected, treated and in turn become feedstock to energy production. The output includes heat, electricity, bi-ogas, biofuel, and fertilizer which can then be used back to agriculture.The site is in the 20,000 m2 empty slot in the Broadmeadow town center indutrial area, adjacent to food manufacture fac-tories, which will provide organic waste as feedstock and be the potential bio-mass product buyers.