Yesterday I was reading on Green Diary about a fascinating concept. An ECO-CLIFF: Unique eco-system where vegetation and netting system coexist, in Buenos Aires. This truly looks like something from a futuristic movie but just to imagine visiting this amazing structure…and the thought that it could expand into other countries and continents!
Please check out the following photos and verbiage, courtesy of Green Diary.
From GreenDiary.com/Arch Daily: We have already seen sustainable skyscrapers behaving as a contemporary housing for the urbanites, but now it’s beautiful birds and animals turn. Designers Hila Davidpu, Tal Gazit, Eli Gotman, and Hofi Harari have proposed a green tower for the Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo Competition. Christened as “ECO-CLIFF”, the high-rise structure will serve as a nesting ground for thousands of migrating birds and an ecological habitat for the different animals and species of the “Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve Zoo”.
Looking like an organic cliff, the tower is made from a system of nets and steel cables of varying densities that are wrapped around a rigid structure. The Eco-Cliff will accommodate a variety of migrating birds, which pass the Costanera Sur Reserve each year, along with spaces for animals. The photovoltaic cell system, an ecological recycling and water treatment facilities help in making the building self-sustainable.
The cliff- like tower features a perforated skin that not only lets ample of natural light flood in, but also lets fresh air and rain water to come inside, creating a unique eco-system where vegetation and netting system coexist. In order to minimize the damages caused by carbon emitting vehicles, the tower’s main entrance is accessible via a cable-way which connects to a public transportation system.