Open Thesis Fabrication Pavilion Featured by Arte Channel

This morning the rooftop of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia became a documentary set. The Open Thesis Fabrication (OTF) Aquaponic Pavilion will be featured in a video production about Barcelona’s rooftops broadcasted by the cultural TV channel Arte.

Sur Les Toits des VillesOn City Rooftops – is a series of five documentaries that will take people over the roofs of BarcelonaParis, New York City, Buenos Aires and Tokyo, showcasing different ways to make smart use of the city rooftops.

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Documentary shooting with Open Thesis Fabrication students

Laurent Martein – writer and chief production journalist at Gedeon Programmes – with the help of the local producer Txell Bonet selected twelve stories and locations bringing together architecture, art, naturetradition and innovation and expressing Barcelona‘s unique identity.

Just one month ago, OTF students completed the wooden structure of the Aquaponic Pavilion and installed it on IaaC rooftop. This Pavilion is the prototype of a new form of urban agriculture based on aquaponics: a symbiotic system where breeding fishes is combined with the soilless cultivation of plants and vegetables.

Today, in the presence of the filming troupe, has been the occasion to start the aerial robotic 3D scanning of the wooden shell, with the collaboration of Aldo Sollazzo and Noumena. This step will be the base of the further development of the project, with the installation of a responsive skin and the aquaponic system.

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Starting the aerial robotic 3D scanning of the pavilion

The documentary is a Gedeon Programmes production that will be broadcasted by the Franco-German cultural TV channel Arte.

Arte is the European culture channel committed to cultural diversity and multilingualism, contributing to a better circulation of European broadcast content for cultural integration. The audiovisual group Gedeon Programmes, author of this documentary, is a major actor of international production in the fields of science, nature, history and culture.

The Open Thesis Fabrication is a six-month program, offered by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, that aims to develop research to be applied through patents or products for marketing. Learn more about this program by clicking here.