Climate Oasis Milano

Waste Heat Installation (2022)
S+T+ARTs Fellowship – Repairing The Present (IT, DE)

Urban Climate Oasis Milano
A waste heat (datacenter) powered Algae laboratory

Markus Jeschaunig (AT)

The project is a showcase to demonstrate the reactivation of lost energy potentials in a city. The all-year-long available energy of a datacenter on the Human Technopole Campus is the starting point of the project “Urban Climate Oasis Milano”. A temporary greenhouse structure at adjacent to the research building (Incubator 1) provides a space for growing microalgae, powered only by waste heat from exhaust shafts on the roof during the winter. Meanwhile the space can be used as a meeting room or relaxing area for scientists – as spaces for thinking for thinking and inspiration often are missing in stated facilities – the transparent urban oasis allows a general public to get in touch with the science, while researchers can present what they do in a public. Transdisciplinarity: here science communication meets art, technology and circularity.

A project in framework of:
“S+T+ARTS – Repairing the Present”

Science partner: Human Technopole, Milan (IT)
S+T+ARTS Regional Center: MEET – Digital Culture Center, Milano (IT)
Energy Engineering: DI Sautter – advanced energy consulting (AT)

Duration: September – December 2022

Opening & inauguration event: Wed. 19th October, 16:30 pm.

Location: Human Technopole Campus, Palazzo Italia (EXPO/MIND district)
Adress: V.le Rita Levi-Montalcini, 1, 20157 Milano MI, Italy

:RETOOL Exhibition at ZKM – Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (DE)


Curated: Manuel Cirauqui (ES)
Dates: 18th November – 18th December

Artists: Markus Jeschaunig, Grow Your Own Cloud, Hypercomf, Lugh O’Neill, Olga Kisseleva, Studio Lapatsch Unger & Johanna | Schmeer, and Unit Lab