University : Beirut Arab University
Tutor(s) : Dr. Hesham El Arnaouty
The ‘Bio Machine’ project is an exploration of using clean energies in future urban scenarios, addressing global population growth and climate change. It proposes a bio-building that produces seaweed as a response to the ecosystem disruption near the Zouk power plant. The project embraces regenerative architecture, harnessing the diverse roles of seaweed in society. The building acts as a bio-machine, converting seaweed into valuable resources, supporting the local community and aiming to restore the ecosystem. Despite being a machine, the project places a strong emphasis on the human experience and social impact, empowering the community and fostering sustainable practices.