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Underwater Skyscraper 2

by Higinio Llames, Ifigeneia Arvaniti
Type:
project
Year:
2006
Client:
Annual Skyscraper Competition

This proposal understands the need of living in harmony with nature in a sustainable way. There is a close relationship between the building and its surrounding. It could be described as a surface that holds an inverted skyscraper under the sea. The “living spaces” below the sea are independent units with living and working areas while the gathering spaces, farmlands, and recreational areas are located at sea level. The skin of the building interacts with the sea and produces tidal energy with a double membrane that it is also used as a floating device as a ballast tank that controls the weight by controlling the amount of air and water like a submarine. Solar panels and wind turbines are located in a dome-shaped basin at the top with rain water collectors.