Architecture for Aquaculture

ARCH 573 | Spring 2018
Associate Professor Ralph Hammann


The topic of this technology-focused graduate studio is the design of future symbiotic microalgae-aquaculture facilities, or AFSP. The site of the large facility is Incheon, South Korea. The studio offers the opportunity to develop an entirely new architectural expression, a new building typology utilizing both radial or linear layouts of microalgae tank arrangements. Since AFSP aquafarms may be located near, or within, bodies of water such as coastal or inland lake areas (saltwater or freshwater fish), the plant facilities also will be transitional structures bridging a gap between two physical site conditions, such as the shore or land, and that of water. The studio focuses both on master planning, landscape design and detailed building enclosure design and thermal-hygric modeling.