There are cities within cities

URBAN SOLITARY BEES

Solitary bees represents the 75% of the species, including some familiar kinds like: the carpenter bee, the leafcutting bee, and the mason bee.

They are solitary in the sense that each female is fertile and usually inhabits a hive built by herself, they are some of the most efficient pollinators — reason why their conservation is essential.

 

THERE ARE CITIES WITHIN CITIES

Many species of bees are able to persist in urban environments and some are even capable of using it to their advantage. The city provides an appreciable refuge to some bees.

The excessive asphalt in cities alter the habitat of solitary bees expelling them. To create greener cities with more solitary bees help to pollinate our cites.

 

SHELTER UNITS FOR URBAN SOLITARY BEES:

Our proposal creates shelters for the proliferation of solitary urban bees, due to the high percentage of this type of bees. We design 5 modules that adapt to the urban context where they will be situated. These modules provide the basic elements for the conservation of bees: water, safety, food and refuge.

This project proposes that each shelter combines multiple functionalities, considering rainwater management and the protection of the materials against inclemet weather.