Saving the World with… a Skyscraper?


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When you think of doing good or being environmentally sustainable, building a massive skyscraper probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But surprisingly, that’s exactly the aim behind an idea put forward by Polish architecture firm h3ar for the Sudan.

The proposed tower, which looks like its pulled straight from a sci-fi movie, apparently employs a series of pumps to draw water from a recently discovered massive underground lake in Darfur.

Since much of the conflict in the area has actually been a result of battles of limited water resources, this can only be a good thing.

Of course, given that average temperatures can hover around 30 degrees Celsius in Darfur, the designers have also suggested a system by which water be used to cool the building while still being available to the people within in.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, the massive towers are also being envisioned as as places that will facilitate cultural exchange and promote harmony among Sudan’s three different language and religious groups.

Downright inspiring, right? It seems this is a great example of how one literally ‘builds’ a better world.

[via: Designboom]
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