↑ Exterior views and longitudinal section of the tower.

↑ Competition boards for Evolo 2014.


The concept building delineates a possible solution for the unacceptable level of pollution in Beijing. The tower makes use of technical devices and equipment already available and tested. In the construction of new buildings, these technologies could actively contribute to decreasing smog and carbon emissions through small and capillary networks of filtering stations. The tower is designed combining many strategies to achieve this result. The first filtering uses extensive macro barriers and air vents on the sides of the building. Algae inside vertical tanks reduce C02, while the use of eco-cement in facade activates a photocatalytic process to reduce VOCs. Furthermore, the presence of a sky garden, as meteo station, reveals pollution compounds through bio-Lichens, a monitoring system used by biologists for polluted areas, where the death of specific lichen families indicates the toxins present in the air.

PROJECT: Filter Tower for Beijing

DATE: 01/2014