Open-source phytoremediation project tackles the Tiber River’s pollution crisis
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Recognized as a YAP MAXXI 2016 finalist project, the Albula installation was proposed for the public square in front of the Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI museum of contemporary art and architecture. The project comprises four main elements: a platform, a T-shaped metal frame, a waterwheel, and a water storage tank. Suspended bags filled with plants and water from the Tiber River hang from the metal frame and provide shade, cooling, and visual interest. The plants are thought to function as filters...