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Porifera Skyscraper in Paris

By:  | March - 30 - 2011

Finalist
2011 Skyscraper Competition

Nicolas Jomain, Boriana Tchonkova
France

The Porifera Skyscraper is a new project for the city of Paris that will produce bio-fuels through different types of algae synthesized with sunlight exposure. The tower is located at the base of the Seine River. It is divided in three main towers for hotel, housing, and offices – its geometry is based on marine sponges; the outside structure is based on Voronoi subdivisions that allows for large and diverse openings.

The building harvests solar, wind, and kinetic energy. Apart from the main habitation areas, sky gardens and hydroponic green houses are located at various levels which produce vegetables and fruits for the community.

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