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April 13, 2011

2011 Skyscraper competition winner - LO2P Dehli Recycling Center


Conceived as a giant turbine the LO2P skyscraper would be located in New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world due to the exponential increase in population and cars -it is estimated that number of cars grows by one-thousand every day.

The idea behind this skyscraper is to recycle the old cars and use them as building material for the new structure. The building is designed as a giant lung that would clean New Delhi’s air through a series of large-scale greenhouses that serve as filters. Another set of rotating filters capture the suspended particles in the air while the waste heat and carbon dioxide from the recycling center are used to grow plants that in turn produce bio-fuels.

Skyscrapers designed for architectural competitions are like concept cars. Some elements may eventually get incorporated but the whole thing usually stays as imagination. Still these are pretty buildings and have interesting ideas.






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