Architect: WilkinsonEyre Architects
Green Architect: MOSS
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Design Year: 2021-2022
Construction Year: 2024
Project: Geo-climate Biodome
Parties involved: Spor í sandinn, Basalt, Atelier One, Atelier Ten, EFLA, Gagarin
Photo/render credits: WilkinsonEyre Architects
ALDIN will be the world’s first geo-climate Biodome when it opens its doors in 2024. Located in Reykjavik, ALDIN is a celebration of nature in the form of oases beneath glazed domes. Local food production, diverse ecosystems, programs for health, wellness, and biophilic pleasure are what’s awaiting all visitors. The available geothermal heat is the natural resource that will support the climate in the domes year-round, to enable sustainable yet lush ecosystems to thrive.
The vision of ALDIN began with the passion of founder and CEO of Spor í sandinn, Hjördís Sigurðardóttir. The design and engineering team consists out of WilkinsonEyre Architects from London, along with engineers Atelier One and Atelier Ten. Together, these firms designed and delivered Singapore’s ‘Gardens by the Bay’. The Visitor Attraction Company has also been appointed as business case consultants, along with local and internationally acclaimed exhibition designers Gagarin, and EFLA Consulting Engineers. Appointed as horticultural experts, MOSS is working to generate a green master plan that changes the way people experience and interact with nature.