The bank of the river Tees in the UK will soon have a unique and magnificent landmark: the BEI-Teesside biomass power station. The BEI-Teesside is a building designed by London designer Thomas Heatherwick, which will provide power to over 50,000 homes in the area.

An eco-friendly structure featuring curving exterior panels planted with indigenous grasses, the amazing BEI-Teesside biomass power station stands to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80%.

Implications - This innovative structure is groundbreaking in the architectural and environmental world. Urban areas are desperately seeking methods of making their infrastructure more eco-friendly, and structures like these are sure to be an inspiration.