Novel Polar Umbrella Skyscraper
Check out the amazing polar umbrella skyscraper.
A US based architect has proposed a novel approach to regenerating the polar ice caps.
He took home first prize in the Skyscraper Competition by eVolo Magazine.
His concept named the ‘polar umbrella skyscraper’ is designed to replenish and protect ice caps.
Over the years, increasing temperatures have caused sea ice in the north and south poles to melt and break.
By utilizing energy from salt water recycled through a power facility housed inside, the purpose of the structure would be to regenerate those ice caps. Equipped chambers would freeze the ocean waters. And that in turn would supposedly reduce the impact of global warming.
As the name implies, the building is shaped like an umbrella and it is described as a floating metropolis.
The seemingly unusual signs serves to lessen the direct impact from the sun’s ultra violet rays. Instead, the rays are absorbed for the use of thermal energy.
The skyscraper would be equipped with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study laboratories, renewable power stations, ecological habitats for wildlife along with dormitory-styled sleeping quarters.
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