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Gesterbine Skyscraper

  • Posted by on April 4, 2010 in Architecture
  • With dozens of wind turbines integrated into the building and tendrils hanging down like tree roots, the Gesterbine Skyscraper looks like an imaginative piece of science fiction.

    And, in a way, it is.

    The building concept, envisioned by Polish architects mode:lina for the eVolo Magazine 2010 Skyscraper Competition, may be more fanciful than realistic; but hey, people thought geodesic domes were impossible too.

    As the name implies, the Gesterbine integrates gesture, water and turbines into the building design.

    Designed for a specific location in Poland, the building's water needs are supplied by pumping water from a nearby river. Wind turbines within the structure provide renewable energy both to the building and surrounding homes and businesses.

    (Via Worldchanging)


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