Name: İrem Kekilli
Nationality: Turkish
Institution / Company: TOBB University of Economy and Technology


– WINNER of Manhattan Wildscaper Competition


This proposal provides new places to its users and the citizens while people are looking for different living places from the crowded and cramped life of Manhattan. It makes this by rehabilitating and transforming an existing skyscraper while skyscrapers are getting old day by day in Manhattan a region where there is too much construction and there are no suitable spaces for new constructions.

By using a mixture of geopolymer material and genetically modified bacteria around an existing building, structure, gardens and office modules are built with a 3d printer. This material, which absorbs carbon dioxide and releases water, allows plant formation on it as it is a permeable material. This genetically modified bacterium is also injected into the concrete carriers of the existing structure, and thanks to the carbonic acid it provides, this bacterium comes into contact with the concrete and turns the concrete into calcite stone. While concrete, which is very difficult to recycle, turns into calcite stone and becomes a recyclable material, ensures its long-lasting use. With its gardens and shared office modules, it offers people different place experiences among the gridal plan and building stacks of Manhattan, different from the life of the city.


#TopographicGardens #ImprovedBuildingWithBacteria #SharedOffices #OrganicPlaces #Biotechnologies

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