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China's Miyi Tower Will Clean River Below, Foster Cultural Arts Above

 - Jan 24, 2009
References: studioshift & treehugger
Los Angeles-based architects Studio SHIFT and SWA Group recently won a competition to revitalize New South Town in the Sichuan Provence of China. What you see here are the renderings for the Miyi Tower, an incredibly forward-thinking architectural design.

The above-ground portion of China's Miyi Tower will be a community space, packed with amenities that will feature educational, entertainment and community programs specifically target towards promoting Chinese heritage and natural resources. There will be an auditorium, restaurants and exhibition spaces implemented throughout.

Beneath the community space portion of Miyi Tower, however, the magic really begins. State-of-the-art mechanical and natural filtration in the southern portion of the tower will filter the heavily-polluted Anning River and thereby transform it into a habitat to support a thriving ecosystem.