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Designer Proposes Oceanic Filtration Skyscraper

Friday, August 2, 2019

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United States-based designer Honglin Li has recently proposed a “waste-to-energy skyscraper” that would be housed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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United States-based designer Honglin Li has recently proposed a “waste-to-energy skyscraper” that would be housed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The project, dubbed “Filtration,” earned an honorable mention in the 2019 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, and the goal of the modular, prefabricated structure is to recycle floating garbage, clean seawater and aid in the world’s energy crisis.

The Structure

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of debris in the Pacific Ocean that stretches from the West Coast of North America to Japan. Its size is estimated to be about twice the size of Texas and is on average 100 feet thick.

The Filtration structure would use seawater to pump garbage and pollution into the building. Then filtered water and recyclable material would be fed down to the bottom of the structure.

The non-recycled material and recycled material would both eventually be transported away.

The Filtration structure would use seawater to pump garbage and pollution into the building. Then filtered water and recyclable material would be fed down to the bottom of the structure.

“The main structure—the tree trunk core—allows for a flexible and inclusive range of facilities and plants to be attached on,” the designer said.

“Such facilities range from plastic recycling facility to waste-to-energy power plant, all of which can be accommodated in vertical aggregation on four sides as idealized and efficient dwellings at the foundations of the tower. Most of the facilities are composed of modular parts which can be replaced at requirements.

“This proposal provides a sustainable and even regenerative solution to floating waste, as well as a second chance to reconstruct the relationship between nature and human beings.”

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Color + Design; Design; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; Newbuilding (marine); North America; Z-Continents

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