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The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International wins Future Project Of The Year 2023 at WAF

Singapore Architecture News - Dec 04, 2023 - 15:00   3352 views

The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International wins Future Project Of The Year 2023 at WAF

Future Project of the Year went to The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International in Egypt. The project was initially selected from the Experimental category.

World Architecture Festival took place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on the 29 November – 1 December 2023. 

On December 1, the ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year, World Interior of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year were announced as hundreds of delegates from across the world convened at a grand finale Gala Dinner at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. 

The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International wins Future Project Of The Year 2023 at WAF

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The Probiotic Tower’s central proposition is to repurpose obsolete water towers to positively address climate change as an adaptive system for cities, particularly in the developing world. 

The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International wins Future Project Of The Year 2023 at WAF

At the core of the Probiotic Tower is a large algae bioreactor tank that absorbs CO2 from local sources. 

The building is expanded by establishing a bamboo plantation on-site and creating a amboo Cross Laminated Timber Production facility that grows modular components to build a supportive scaffold around the tower. 

The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International wins Future Project Of The Year 2023 at WAF

Other features to promote the absorption of CO2 include facade algae panels, reed beds for treating wastewater and photovoltaic panels.

The winner was selected by a super jury of global architecture practitioners and academics – comprising Diogo Burnay, Dalhousie University; Issa Diabate, Koffi & Diabaté; Richard Maimon, KieranTimberlake and Tracy Meller, RSHP.

The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International wins Future Project Of The Year 2023 at WAF

Next year, the World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place once again at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on 6 – 8 November 2024.

The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International wins Future Project Of The Year 2023 at WAF

The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International wins Future Project Of The Year 2023 at WAF

The Probiotic Tower by Design and More International wins Future Project Of The Year 2023 at WAF

WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired. WAF is the world’s largest annual, international, live architectural event. 

It includes the biggest international architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries. 

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