The Strawscraper Morphs Stockholm’s Söder Torn into a Wind Farm

 - May 25, 2013
References: belatchew & dezeen
Swedish design studio Belatchew Arkitekter aims to turn one of Stockholm’s tallest residential towers into the Strawscraper. The tower in question is the Söder Torn, a 282-foot tower that designed by the Danish architect Henning Larsen. The Strawscraper would add an additional 16 stories to the tower (the tower’s height was cut by 16 stories before its completion). The extra stories would be covered in hairy straws that would move with the wind and generate electricity using piezoelectric technology.

The extra stories would be multifunctional, with Belatchew Arkitekter aiming to add more apartments, a restaurant, sky lounge and a lookout platform. The aim of the project is to generate clean electricity in a quiet manner. No word on how much electricity the straws could generate, but it would be a major win if the Strawscraper could become self-sustaining.