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Phil Pauley | Sub-Biosphere 2

Concept & Competition Phil Pauley | Sub-Biosphere 2

The Sub-Biosphere 2 is the original self sustainable underwater habitat designed for aquanauts, tourism and oceanographic life sciences and longterm human, plant and animal habitation. This unique underwater habitat sustains all its life support systems for air, water, food, electricity, and other resources through its innovative control of variant atmospheric pressures that occur at depth.

Phil Pauley | Sub-Biosphere 2

Phil Pauley | Sub-Biosphere 2SBS2 is a seed bank with eight Living Biomes to allow human, plant and fresh water interaction, powered and controlled by the Central Support Biome which monitors the life systems from within its own operations facility. Designed by Phil Pauley and visualised by Pauley Interactive, the Sub-Biosphere 2 has been posted to generate interest for an X Prize entry.

Designer: Phil Pauley
Visualised by: Pauley Interactive
Average American Football Pitch – 109 m (357 ft)
Average Storey Height – 3m (9.8 ft)
Entire Site Width – 3.1 American Football pitches
Individual Pod Width – 0.5 American Football pitches
Entire Site Height – 40 Stories Above Water, 60 total
Individual Pod Height – 10 Stories Above Water, 20 total
Section/Diameter/Height Above Water
Largest Boat/20 m / 65 ft/20 m /65 ft
Entire Biosphere Site/340 m/ 1105 ft/120 m / 394 ft
Individual Pod/60 m / 195 ft/30 m /98 ft
Central Biosphere/120 m / 390 ft/60 m / 195 ft
Observation Pod/20 m / 65 ft/90 m / 295 ft
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