Urban Aqualoop is public space created from infrastructure and natural cycles, creating spaces for lounging, eating, playing and physical relaxation in combination with a living, working hydroponic fish farm. Urban Aqualoop celebrates the cycles of organically feeding, growing and eating fish through an exchange of nutrients with plant life – all within a sinuous loop of a soft that bends around itself to create different spaces for lying upon, passing through, walking under, cooking on, or sitting at for a meal.
Elements include the WATERBED for lounging and massages, an arch-shaped FOUNTAIN for kids, the FISH CAFÉ and the PLANT TOWER, which cleanse the water and provide food for the fish through a “hydroponics” system. The entire system therefore –fish and plants, but also systems of cooking and eating, lounging and massaging, playing and learning – act as a series of interrelated cycles, reflected by the shape of the installation. The Urban Aqualoop prototype was created for the 2009 Shenzhen Biennale.