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Bio(tro)nic Gardens Studio Leaders: Marjan Colletti, Georg Grasser, Daniel Luckeneder, Aleksandrina Rizova School or Institution: University of Innsbruck Institute for experimental architecture Country: Austria Website: www.exparch.at 1. Studio Leader Biography Prof. Marjan Colletti is an architect, an architectural educator, researcher, and coprincipal of ‘marcosandmarjan design limited’ in London. He is University Professor at the institute for experimental achitecture.hochbau at the University of Innsbruck Austria, and Senior Lecturer in architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. Daniel Luckeneder is the university assistant at the institute for experimental architecture.hochbau (Prof. Marjan Colletti, Prof. Patrik Schumacher) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He graduated in Innsbruck 2008 and worked for several architectural offices in Austria and Germany. Since 2010 he is in the team of laac architects. Aleksandrina Rizova is a Bulgarian-born architect and designer, based in London, UK. Her work is focused on structurally and

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environmentally adaptive architectural/ urban systems. She completed a Graduate Diploma Masters course in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London (ARB/ RIBA Part II) in 2011. Having graduated from Unit 20 (led by Marcos Cruz and Marjan Colletti) her diploma academic portfolio ranges from small scale interventions and exhibitions to large urban investigations. 2. School The institute for experimental achitecture.hochbau at the University of Innsbruck Austria is led by Prof. Marjan Colletti and Prof. Patrik Schumacher. The main focus lies on a wide range of digital design methods on the one hand and “hochbau” on the other. 3. Studio description Architecture is not only what is visually perceived – it is also conveyed through its tactile properties. Architecture must respond to factors such as light, temperature, humidity, and smell, in the early stages of the design process. Architecture needs to breathe! Plant processes (photosynthesis, respiration, etc.), biological physical processes (such as metabolism) and building systems (ventilation, services, renewable technologies etc.) are perceived as important strategic guidelines. In

addition, immediate physical design constraints (building site, historical development, geometry, etc.) are advantageously implemented in all proposals. As a result, site context, building structure and environmental understanding lead to the creation of multi-layered integrated architectural systems. Bionics is based on the assumption that nature produces (relatively) optimised structures through the process of natural timebased evolution. However, optimisation does not necessarily mean reduction or minimisation. On the contrary - biological systems are extremely diverse and as such they could provoke the introduction of a richer architectural vocabulary than conventionally acquired. Plants and water habitat are characterised by different forms, colours and scale – this visual and performative complexity is conveyed by our architectural projects. Through research into biomimetics, we are able to produce multiple variations of architectural aesthetics – to be applied to the development of a botanical/ hydro-botanical garden. Team 01 Clemens Hochreiter Gregor Loewit BIO(TRO)NIC GARDENS _PROJECT 01 Situated on the south bank of the Drava, the Biotronic Gardens are a

cluster of botanical gardens dedicated to the preservation of above-ground green space. Naturally lit, though underground, green houses host exotic plants, an artificially lit grotto serves as an extension of public space. Interesting architectural room structures are generated by various light and shade, spacious cathedral and tight tunnel situations. Projected Start: 2012 Projected End: 2112 Category: Technology Team 02 Irene Defant Harrytasch Ahmadian Neco BIO(TRO)NIC GARDENS _PROJECT 02 The project presents an affiliation of different aspects that are of great importance within the theme of botanic gardens. The concept describes an overlap of a new topography, climateanalysis and organic cell structures that breed to cell-like volumes and licheninspired structures for biotronic aspects. Projected Start: 2022 Projected End: 2092 Category: Technology Team 03 Jonathan Raphael Hanny Markus Gerstgrasser GROWING GARDENS We have created for the future period 2012 - 2112, a modular, which adapts to the growth process with organic seed spreaders. These are considered under the present climate, local, cultural parameters which produce a natural and cultural landscape. Mosses, algae and lichens form a steady growth for this artificial landscape. The result is enhanced communication between man and nature. A growing, organic garden will be created in the middle of the city. Projected Start: 2012 Projected End: 2112 Category:Technology

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