EPIC Metals _

Design Competition
3rd Place Winner

This design proposal was completed over a 3 day, program wide Design Competition for a Mobile Eco Lab that functions as a learning space using algae tubes to clean contaminants from the air, putting people at the center of complex air purifying processes.


Visitors’ relationships with air are challenged as algae pipes cleans pollutants from the air within the Eco Lab. Algae tanks reside beneath the EPIC Metal Decking and are visible once the structure is opened. The movement of visitors becomes concurrent with the movement of air and its purification procesess.
The overall geometries then slide apart making for a much larger overall learning space where the algae tanks are displayed and the algae tubes become part of the larger outdoor space.