Name: Pelin Gür
Nationality: Turkey
Institution / Company: TOBB Economy and Technology University


-EDITORIAL PICK of Manhattan Wildscraper Competition


As a new vertical ecosystem ‘bio-flow’ aims, through the daily life, working, production and the consumption buildings, to create a new vertical / artificial ecosystem between the ground and the sky. Because of Manhattan’s high population and its congested urbanization, ‘green flow’ in existing structures generate an interaction between living creatures and daily actions, while making biodiversity sensitive to green flows that divide the buildings. These places of contact provide a secondary layer in Manhattan’s activities which so link nature and life. The biodiversity created by the green flow transforms the building from being a consumption center like the surrounding structures to a production area.

The vertical circulation in the building passes through the green stream, thus aiming to increase the ‘living interaction’. In addition, while producing its own energy with wind and sun, it minimizes consumption with its reversible irrigation system. Housing units work as a living and working space for urban residents who are homeless and unemployed due to overpopulation. Office units, which are abundant in the city, are used as a biological production area for the unemployed and homeless in Bio-flow. Commercial areas and eating and drinking areas are also located on the lower levels of the building. In this context, Bio-flow, as a giant plant, aims to increase the biodiversity in the city by coping with the problem of homelessness and unemployment.


#Vertical forests #Ecosystem restoration #Social Gatherings & Events #Biotechnologies #Artificial Ecosystems, House plants & Pets


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