The Abundance Prize and Best Video
Green Loop: Marina City Global Algae Retrofitting, Chicago by Influx_Studio, Mario Caceres and Christian Canonico.
This is an algae based strategy for a new sustainable model in urban areas, revisioning one of the most iconic buildings in the Loop of Chicago: Marina City Towers.
This environmental vision is committed to the Chicago Climate Action Plan, by growing algae, absorbing CO2, harvesting energy, filtering water and producing food onsite.
Influx_Studio, a design firm run by Mario Caceres, an architect from Chile, and Italian architect Christian Canonico, picked Marina City as a case study to show what algae retrofitting could look like. “We are convinced that even if a less ambitious version was made, it could be a great step forward for Marina City’s green future.” “We are true believers in algae technology and we are currently focusing in other initiatives to integrate it in urban centers.”
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