NEW AQUAPONIC SOLUTION FOR HOT CLIMATE
Aquaponic is an ancestral gardening system at a bigger scale. The system has long been well-known in Mexico for example where fish ponds water was used in irrigation.
In our prototype, filtered water also gets to be reused thanks to the aquaponic module developed in collaboration with the company Arkiturria. This private company was created for BaityKool and has been awarded for the Green Building company creation competition of 2017. Arkiturria aims to market this module after the competition.
The aquaponic system is conceived in order to be as autonomous as possible. To do so, we designed a module that can be integrated in any building. In our case, the system is composed of a 830L fish tank and an additional tank. Those tanks are separated by 18 ZipGrow towers, an innovative vertical system to grow plants and vegetables. These vertical farms can produce around 300 kg of edible plants per year, thus representing the average green consumption of four people. The whole system, made of the fish tank and the ZipGrow towers, is embedded into the separating wall between the patio area and the corridor.