Million Neighbours Landscape, South Elevation
Pushed away from the countryside by the increasing use of high-crop yields, monoculture and chemicals, bees may find a more suitable environment in cities. BState is a new type of tower in which bees are considered as key workers: they sense the environment, support the local ecology and produce food. Located in a vacant former railway site in Shoreditch, the tower is characterised by a continuous, fractal-like fa ade which provides plenty of niches, gaps and openings for both bees and local residents to colonise and inhabit. The resulting building smells, buzzes, swarms and produces food to celebrate its minuscule inhabitants: bees.
BA (Hons), Architecture, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania, 2009
Architect, Andre Baldi Architecture Urbanism, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2008–9
Award, Architecture, Best Gradution Project of Bachelor’s Architecture in Lithuania, 2009