2022 AWARDS STILL OPEN FOR ENTRIES - EXT. FINAL DEADLINE: AUGUST 31
by CHI-LUEN CHERN, PEI-CHI TSAI, CHAO-CHUN KUNG, WEI-ZHE LIN

Semi-Artificial Photosynthesis System (S.A.P.S.)

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Mixed Use Architecture, Winner in Architectural Design / Green architecture, Winner in Landscape Architecture / Urban Planning
Firm LocationTaipei, Taiwan
Project locationTaipei, Taiwan
University/SchoolNational Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Lead ArchitectWEI-ZHE LIN
Design Team CHI-LUEN CHERN, PEI-CHI TSAI, CHAO-CHUN KUNG

The SAPS mimics the root and stem and leaves of plants for semi-artificial photosynthesis. At the roots, we will give the water supply system within the building. In this artificial photosynthesis system, we bionic the roots, stems, veins, and leaf tissue of plants by 3D printing. We print the veins of the water in the frame of the curtain wall, which includes the water needed before photosynthesis. There are three layers of tissue in the frame, the upper cover (tempered glass), the cell frame(middle frame), the lower plate, and the artificial cells in the middle.