This Futuristic Skyscraper Concept Hopes to End Extinction

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Designed by Qidan Chen, this futuristic skyscraper concept—known as the "Tower of Refuge"—would house facilities for the artificial creation of animals and plants, and act as a safe haven for critically endangered or vulnerable fauna and flora in order to combat the rapid extinction of species resulting from global deforestation and rising sea levels.


The Tower would be a self-operating machine armed with the ability to balance environmental conditions, offering optimal levels of sunlight, air, and water. Simply put, it would acquire and filter water and air, redirect sunlight, and utilize solar energy to generate electricity.



The 'Tower' was one of hundreds of innovative concepts submitted to eVolo's annual Skyscraper Competition, which granted first place to BOMP's Essence Skyscraper.

Photos and details courtesy of Inhabitat

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