HEDRON.
Fish From the Sky With Diamonds. Geodesic Hydroponic - Aquaponic Farm.

2011

Hedron is an aquaponic rooftop greenhouse designed to redistribute the concentrated load to a broader surface allowing its installation on any flat rooftop. Its natural cooling system is designed to filter the polluted air by preventing exposure of the harvest to it. The greenhouse estimated to produce up to ten kilograms of fresh crops a day.

HEDRON is designed to organically grow fish and vegetables on top of generic flat roofs. The design is optimized for aquaponic farming techniques: the fish’s water nourishes the plants, and plants clean the water for the fish. Using this farming technique, HEDRON is optimized to feed up to four families of four all year round.

Using a geodesic dome, the load of the fish tank rests on the frame of the greenhouse and is redistributed to a larger surface. Because of this design, the aquaponic farm can be housed on more roofs without any structural building adaptation.

Collaborators: Arch. Stefano Massa.

Technical Support: Francesco Orsini (agronomist) 

Dtructural EngineeringIng: Remo Ricchetti

Aquaponics: Urban Farmers AG