Carbon Sink, a mixed-use project that aims to restore the future of one of the most polluted cities in India, Gurugram through carbon sequestration.
With the alarming rise in the level of Carbon Dioxide in Indian cities, it is the need of the hour for architecture to be a part of the solution. The project has been layered with an ecological prototype for the cladding system conceived to act as a photo bio-reactor that cultivates microalgae. The prototype uses solar energy to remove Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere and produce a healthy food resource. The prototype has been developed via parametric modeling to receive effective solar irradiance; envisioned as a panel for the façade and interior walls. These panels are effective in regulating its light transmittance by adjusting the biomass density within the bioreactor; allowing adequate visual comfort despite the exposure of the site to direct sunlight and varying weather conditions. The form of the built has been parametrically achieved and analyzed to achieve maximum effective solar radiance.
LED lights have been incorporated into the photo Bio-Reactor providing electric light to break the dark cycle respiration, preventing biomass loss. Moreover, regulating the microclimate in the site has been achieved by regulating wind flows and by providing ‘blue’ and ‘green’ elements across the site.
Carbon sink is two mixed-use tower project of 46 floors and 44 floors respectively. The vertical stratification of the program is contextualized with transit on the lower floors and uber - elevate on the highest floor. A 12-meter high peninsular deck on the site connects the concourse levels of two metro stations that are on either side. Co-working spaces and hotels provide buffer spaces in the towers.


Ecological Prototype: Micro Algae Photo Bio- Reactor

Design team: Saanchi Rajpoot, Janvi S. , Shubhangi P.
Mentor : Akshay Goyal


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