Hive city | Ciudad Panal

The Bee Tower is an iconic gesture of the regeneration of the Silo City site, both naturally and economically.  The material properties of the tower represent the cluster of material manufactures around the site while housing the colony of bees. Visitors enter the hive tower from below and look up at it, similar to the silos and bins of Marine A.  The hive is contained within a bee cab, separate from the tower structure.  It provides protection, warmth and separates entry access between bees and humans.   Professional beekeepers gain access to the hive by lowering it, which allows them to ensure the health and safety of the bees.  The tower’s orientation frames key views of the surrounding historic grain elevators and the new upcoming developments of Silo City.
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