“Whopping Bubble” – A Technosphere by James Law Cybertecture will be launched shortly as the centrepiece of eight-square-mile Dubai's Technopark, an information technology park currently under construction in the heart of the emirate's industrial zone. The building will be an iconic symbol and will shine as a crown jewel of the Technopark city, hence the name ‘Technosphere’. Its innovative globe shape differs it from the conventional buildings, and is likely to attract tourists.
This Technosphere is designed by famous architect James Law from James Law Cybertecture. He is well-known for his work in ‘Cybertecture‘, which is a combination of advanced technologies, architecture, and multimedia experiences for users.
Replica of the Earth
This sustainable spherical building replicates the earth as a structural concept and also reflects the state of our planet in current and future times. Inside the eco-sphere is an entire world which serves as a vehicle to explore the issues of self-sustaining life on a smaller level.
Sustainable Techniques of Technos
Constructed as a mixed-use building, technosphere provides office and residential space as well as a hotel and public courtyards. Technosphere would be a carbon-neutral building to live and work. Technosphere will follow many sustainable technologies and energy-saving systems to lower the building’s carbon footprint.
The Technosphere has several key technology systems and architectural spaces that will enable the building to generate a self breathing environment. Technosphere will also be provided with water recycling and air-purifying (or “self-breathing”) gardens as highlighted components. This living, breathing building operates in a similar fashion to the Earth itself, providing energy, recycling water, and providing sustenance to its occupants
An intelligently distributed array of sky gardens for offices and hotel not only gives a outdoor terrace advantage to the occupants but also provide passive solar shielding from the sun to regulate the interior temperature and reduce the energy needed to artificially to heat or cool the building. The natural green plantation of the sky garden filters the air to contribute fresh oxygen to the indoor environment.
The water recycling system will minimize the use and wastage of water in this vast building.