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Architecture 🏛 World's tallest carbon sink tower rendering/proposal for NYC's Roosevelt Island

(Do you think someone in France is mad at us?)

rescubika proposes the world’s tallest carbon sink tower in new york: the mandragore

Article/renderings: https://www.designboom.com/architec...allest-carbon-sink-tower-new-york-09-15-2020/
a 737 meter-tall building that traps carbon emissions from the surrounding atmosphere. this is the latest proposal from paris based architecture studio, rescubika. conceived to inhabit roosevelt island in new york city, the design of the ‘mandragore’ residential tower takes inspiration from the human-like form of the mandrake plant.
the project is a response to the ‘city of tomorrow’, a city that will consider its carbon footprint and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. to reach this ambitious target, rescubika has designed the tower with the idea of creating a carbon sink. broadly speaking, a carbon sink is a reservoir that absorbs more CO2 than it releases,
rescubika has proposed to use wooden materials and various measures to decarbonize the air. these include using passive energies such as an air-ground heat exchanger, which uses underground pipes to helps to capture heat from the ground and dissipate heat to the ground. this system provides a warm indoor environment during winter and helps cool the building down during hot summer months.

Rendering. The text in this rendering is mine. Manhattan can not
be seen because it is to the west, or right side.


Rendering: Up close - Trees are deciduous, with autumn coloring. Windmill-powered as well as

Aerial view of Roosevelt Island:


Rendering: Outside the tower, up close.
each apartment will have an office room for people to be able to work from home,
reducing commuter traffic.
designed over 160 floors, the mandragore residential tower concept implements 36 wind turbines, 1600 trees, 24,500 m2 of plant walls, and 7,000 m2 of photovoltaic façades. thanks to this huge number of plants and shrubs..

Rendering: Inside the tower.
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