HIVEOPOLIS: BIO-HYBRID SUPERORGANISMS DIVERSIFY URBAN ECOLOGICAL NICHES
Artificial Life Lab
Urban habitats often focus on only one species: us humans. According to the visionary city HIVEOPOLIS’ strategy, these niche ecological systems are improved through diversity, which prepares them for future challenges such as climate change. To increase their resilience, the model combines new types of materials with integrally designed elements – beehives are turned into superorganisms! Like a dense network of honeybees, robotic devices, and smart living materials, these urban habitats encourage the growth of vegetation, assist animals that pollinate plants, and lead to the creation of entirely new ecosystems! Lecture on 6.10. with Thomas Schmickl, head of the lab.
Awarded the Distributed Design Award by VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and Maker Faire.