Floating, Iceberg-Inspired Skyscraper Concept Tries to Fight Climate Change
An iceberg-inspired building proposal aims to take on climate change in style, using eco-friendly technology.
Heal-Berg is a futuristic, floating skyscraper concept built to impact its immediate surroundings and reduce its overall carbon footprint.
The tower, designed by Austrian architects Luca Beltrame and Saba Nabavi Tafreshi, earned an honorable mention in Evolo’s 2017 Skyscraper competition, joining other futuristic concepts like the 3D-printed tower that builds itself.
According to Inhabitat, the building is equipped with a laser system invented by UC-Davis researchers to improve surrounding air quality by extracting oxygen molecules from carbon dioxide in the air.
The skyscraper proposal also details its plan to generate electricity in two different ways. It’s “aerodynamic design” would funnel the wind towards energy-producing turbines built into its exterior. Underwater, the building’s foundation uses a process called salinity gradient power, which uses two different concentrations of salt water, to create electricity.