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Angular Air-Purifying Buildings

Berlin's 'Sapphire' Can Clean Itself and the Air Around It

— August 30, 2017 — Eco
It's not often that a city's modern infrastructure can have a positive impact on the environment, making Berlin's new air-purifying building an major feat of architectural genius.

'Sapphire,' built by Daniel Libeskind, is a geometric, technologically infused complex in Berlin's city center that can clean not only itself, but the air around it. The stoneware tiles that cover the building have been coated in a layer of titanium dioxide -- when this layer is exposed to the sun's UV rays, it breaks down dirt and grime. The interior of the apartment complex is as eye-catching as the exterior, as each unit features a unique floor plan, with bold windows individually fitted to fulfill the architect's vision.

Aside from the building's innovation, its irregular but interesting angular facade makes a wonderful addition to Berlin's famously unique urban landscape.
Trend Themes
1. Air-purifying Buildings - Opportunity for architects and developers to incorporate air-purifying technology in their buildings, creating healthier and more sustainable environments.
2. Self-cleaning Materials - Potential for the development and use of self-cleaning materials, such as titanium dioxide coatings, in various industries including architecture, automotive, and consumer goods.
3. Technologically Infused Architecture - Demand for buildings that integrate advanced technologies to enhance functionality and sustainability, opening up opportunities for innovative architectural designs.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can explore incorporating air-purifying technology and self-cleaning materials in their designs to create unique and environmentally friendly buildings.
2. Construction - Construction companies can leverage the demand for air-purifying buildings, offering specialized services and expertise in implementing innovative materials and technologies.
3. Urban Planning - Urban planners can consider the integration of technologically infused architecture in city development plans, fostering sustainable and visually appealing urban landscapes.
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