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The Climatology Tower Assesses and Improves the City Environment

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: yankodesign
Many cities of the world have long had an interest in and an ability to track and analyze all sorts of local atmospheric data; however, the Climatology Tower proposes another level of connection beyond mere observation. This space-age skyscraper is a cutting-edge concept for a building that would actually be able to influence its environment.

Jia-Wei Liu, Yuan-Sung Hsiao, Hung-Lin Hsieh and Yuko Ochiai have proposed an extraordinary flower-shaped high-rise that bears a resemblance to the Supertrees within Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. Sheltered by a transparent elliptical membrane, the edifice would have the ability to filter air and absorb moisture, performing as a city-scale air purifier and a dehumidifier. The Climatology Tower would contain labs and offices where atmospheric data would be gathered and examined; ground-level and elevated garden terraces could be enjoyed by the public.