CO-MIDA : BIOPHOTOVOLTAIC VERTICAL GARDENS 3D PRINTED WITH CLAY
The inauguration of the CO-mida vertical garden at ConnectHort, on March 5th 2022, will be the last event of the CO-mida project, for the development of prototypes of vertical gardens co-designed with the users, intelligent and Bio Photovoltaic.
CO-mida has been one of the 7 winning projects of Ciutat Proactiva 2020, a call for urban innovation launched by the BIT Habitat Barcelona Municipal Foundation to face the new challenges of urban inclusion and sustainability in the context of covid- 19.
It is a project of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), and the partner entities Sun Sun Love Association with ConnectHort and the Taula Eix Pere IV Association.
The project developed a smart modular vertical garden made of 3D printed clay, to grow aromatic and edible plants in built environments where horizontal surfaces are not available, such as in dense urban areas. It can be installed on any type of vertical surface, and in particular on building facades, increasing their thermal inertia and reducing the need for heating inside the building.