Quadcopter recharge platform works as a recharge station for quadcopter drones. Basically it is helium filled airship. Unlike the convetional airships, the upper part of the platform has doble skin, which is filled with high pressure air or algal solution. The high pressure parts helps to keep the proper shape of whole structure while algal solution filled parts works basically as the photobioreactors. These parts are relatively thin in order to be ‘light’ enought for the whole pneumatic structure. Whole structure is also as transparent as possible to bring maximum amount of daylight to the photobioreactors - light is crucial for algae inside of the photobioreactors to grow. Special technical equipment is attached to the sides of the structure. This equipment allows the whole system to work correctly. It supplies the photobioreactors with air, harvests algal solution, provides all the devices needed (mainly the quadcopters and the pumps) with electricity from algae photosynthesis process and also exchanges the harvest algae for the nutrition with the quadcopters at the qc (quadcopter) dock. Central hub is connected with the ground and works like an anchor in order to hold the entire platform approximately at the same place, but entire structure (or just a part - when service or repair is needed) can also relocate to another place using the docked quadcopters as engines.
Main visualisation (208x840 mm - 24555x9945 px); software used - Grasshopper (basic shape), 3Ds Max (detail modelling), Photoshop (post processing)