Iceberg-shaped skyscraper to tackle climate change

Iceberg-shaped skyscraper to tackle climate change

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Calamities of climate change are not prospective but real and project HEAL-BERG is an attempt to reverse the trend of the climate change. HEAL-BERG aims to create independent complexes (in terms of energy and mobility), designed to cease, heal and reverse the process of climate change and its impacts on the earth. HEAL-BERG technologies are mainly functioning in four criteria, and have been proven possible in practice.

The first mission of the design would be to cleanse and purify the immediate air using lasers (invented by the University of California, Davis) to zap carbon dioxide and convert it into oxygen. Secondly, generating electricity by two water streams with a salinity difference. Also, the project envisions generating electricity from wind power through specific aerodynamic design to channel the wind path through the turbines. Thirdly, the design calls for 3D printed technology using a form of graphene, one of the strongest lightweight materials in existence, invented by MIT researchers. And lastly, within the building and surrounding area, a hyperloop would provide fast access and connectivity for residents and drones would enable the mobility of entire residential units between the different complexes.

The Heal-Berg proposal was awarded an honorable mention in the 2017 Evolo Skyscraper Competition.