Design: SMOG Free Tower successful in fighting pollution in Metropolis.
The smog free tower “CAPTURE” the smog. the prototype was made in Rotterdam but will be installed in Beijing in a public park by 2020: with a surprising ability to produce precious stones.
The Smog Free Tower connects the continents, namely Asia and Europe. And to be more precise the Netherlands and China. And let us not miss anything, the cities of Rotterdam and Beijing. Why? If you think to Beijing, probably the first related words that come to mind are “metropolis” and “pollution” because the Chinese capital is one of the largest worldwide, has several million inhabitants and is characterized by long roads and towering skyscrapers; and because the city of the Asian country is constantly on the environmental record for high smog that hovers (also starring in the documentary film of Chinese director Zhangke, already told by Ambient & Environments).
SMOG Free Tower By Studio Roosegaarde
The tower that captures the smog – evidently within the union of these two features is part Smog Free Tower. Currently still under development, the first prototype is built in recent months in Rotterdam:clearly not a city at random, but because the tower that captures
the smog is the invention of the artist Daan Roosegaarde – Dutch entrepreneur – with his team work at Studio Roosegaarde ( not new to the concept of attention to the preservation and environmental sustainability).
This first example of the tower is seven meters tall and wide about half a meter, with a design and an ultra-modern design. It is able to purify an air gap equal to thirty thousand five hundred cubic meters per hour. Like a big park, so to speak. Smog Free Tower is actually a purifier powered with electricity and wind energy. Capture fine powder, those that are emitted from the exhaust pipes of cars or by heating systems, and is released as clean air up to 75%. In a recent trial from the prototype, the Smog Free Tower has cleared around 30 million cubic meters of air in the time period of about 41 days. Smog Free Tower has been successfully throwing out 55 % pollution free air than it was vacuumed in for purifying, thus the experiment is a success.
SMOG Free Tower Produces Beautiful Stones.
But we do not stop this – however – in itself neat feature; air pollution aspirated from the tower is converted. In what? Jewelry. Stones for rings and necklaces. To be exact during the air purification process are created stones from cubic form – thanks to air ionization and compression of polluting particles of smog.Stones from the cubic form that become rings and collanePietre the cubic form that becomes rings and necklaces.
Chinese perspective – The objective of the study of Roosegaarde is to export its project outside the national borders. Promises a Smog Free Tower in Paris, Mexico City, Los Angeles. And to return to the starting point in Beijing. In the Chinese capital we have already taken the first steps in this direction: after a few years of work and supported and even funded by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing is preparing to host its “capture smog tower” in a public park. The four that begins this year and will go up to 2020 will be crucial for the Chinese government in environmental matters at three hundred and sixty degrees: has been allocated the equivalent of two trillion euro investment in sustainability, and these fall within the construction of other Smog free Tower – larger even higher – to meet a need more urgent that a city like Rotterdam can quantitatively more modest request. Design and modernity. Environment and future.