Designed by CLS, headed by award winning Architect Darren Chan, the “Helios Rehab Sanctuary” innovates application of sustainable technologies.
Within an ethereal rehabilitating tower, shades of society gather forming communities of hope. Occupants are treated with supported clean peaceful living. The tower, vertically zoned, focuses on healing the BODY (lower), MIND (mid-section) and SPIRIT (high).
Truly sustainable cities should focus on the economy of resources but also the health of the people. Sufferers briefly “escape” pressured living to rehabilitate within the tower and ultimately release back into society.
The tensegrity-network-based outer-frame houses horizontal access to pods via green ramps. The “hexa-skin” and pod shells incorporate air pollution cleansing TX-Active integrated white panels which also reflect light onto the Solyndra Solar rod arrays encasing the kinetic pods. The Solyndra capture direct, diffused and reflected sunlight across 360-degree photovoltaic surfaces. Depending on climatic variation, it opens promoting cooling and the rod-system induces ventilation and views, it closes for protection, insulation and energy saving.
Once diminished, users rejuvenate and support a healthy society. The shimmering tower acts as a beacon of hope to its parent city; a vertical rehab sanctuary.”