The Vertical City project in Mexico City is a skyscraper park which was designed to help reduce thickening smog and deal with overpopulation issues.
Designer Jorge Hernandez De La Garza created the building with stacked solar-powered panels with gardens inside.
The Vertical City will also be able to function for private and public use as well as solar and water collection and urban farming.
Implications - As the pressure on urban areas to adopt environmentally-friendly lifestyles increases, architects are looking for new ways to build. Structures that incorporate 'green' elements into their design educate the public while also cleaning the surrounding environment. Industries can incorporate green building strategies into their projects to appeal to consumers, while also strengthening their public image.
Vertical City in Mexico City Designed to Help Reduce Smog
1. Green Building Strategies - Architects are incorporating 'green' elements into building design to educate the public and clean the surrounding environment.
2. Urban Farming - Vertical City incorporates urban farming to address overpopulation and food production in urban areas.
3. Solar and Water Collection - The use of solar and water collection in Vertical City demonstrates the potential for renewable energy and resource management in high-rise buildings.
1. Architecture - Architecture firms can capitalize on the demand for sustainable building design by incorporating green elements into their projects.
2. Renewable Energy - Companies focusing on solar and water collection technologies can find opportunities in the implementation of renewable energy sources in high-rise buildings.
3. Urban Agriculture - Businesses in the agricultural industry can explore the potential of urban farming to address food production challenges in densely populated areas.