lunes, 29 de marzo de 2010

Solar City Tower to Provide Renewable Energy for Rio Olympics | Inhabitat « ArquitecturaS


"This renewable energy generating tower located on the coast of Rio is one of the first buildings we’ve seen designed for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and boy, is it crazy! (In case you didn’t notice, it’s also a waterfall.)"

The Solar City Tower is designed by Zurich-based RAFAA Architecture & Design, and features a large solar system to generate power during the day and a pumped water storage system to generate power at night. RAFAA’s goal is that a symbolic tower such as this can serve as a starting point for a global green movement and help make the 2016 Olympic Games more sustainable.

Solar City Tower, la cascada de energía limpia de Río

Lo que veis en la imagen no es la puerta al cielo ni nada así. Se trata de la Solar City Tower, que pretende ser de ayuda a Río de Janeiro en su desarrollo de energías verdes. Ha sido propuesta por Arquitectura y Diseño RAFAA para los Juegos Olímpicos de esta ciudad, en 2016. ¿Cómo puede una torre que tiene que elevar agua hasta su cúspide aprovechar energía? La solución solar, tras el salto.
Solar City Tower Uses An Urban Waterfall To Generate Energy