Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Freshwater Factory

Design Crew for Architecture (DCA) has provided a proposal both technical and creative in nature for the 2010 Skyscraper Competition. Their entry, "Freshwater Factory" is redefines traditional buildings by incorporating circular tanks that house brackish water. The brackish water is delivered up the tower by tidal powered pumps for the greenhouses where the mangroves live. The mangroves are unique in that they are grow particularly well in brackish water and the leaves perspire freshwater. One hectare (or 2.5 acres) produces 30,000 liters of water a day. So if you can fill the greenhouses easily, you just need to add sunlight and you will have the formula for a farming solution and a skyscraper award.

Source: Design Boom 2010

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