Asbestos Solutions (North Wales) Ltd have been commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA North in Liverpool) to build polythene enclosures for an exhibition by aNew York based artist as part of the Hack the Root project.
The project explores how living organisms can be used to create architectural structures.
The exhibition uses our expertise in building enclosures and air management to construct the perfect environment for growing agrowaste-fed mycelium (mushrooms) on materials that can be used in construction.
Asbestos Solutions were asked to construct two temporary polythene enclosures that could contain and filter out the spores given off by the mould and mushrooms and allow visitors to get up close to the displays.
We built an enclosure and installed a two-stage air lock at one end which allowed visitors and clean air to enter the enclosure. At the opposite end were fans with HEPA filters which filtered and exhausted the air.
The timescales for the project were very tight; from initial contact with the client, design, site meetings and production on site was one week!!. The client was very pleased with our efficient service.