We have already seen sustainable skyscrapers behaving as a contemporary housing for the urbanites, but now it’s beautiful birds and animals turn. Designers Hila Davidpu, Tal Gazit, Eli Gotman, and Hofi Harari have proposed a green tower for the Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo Competition. Christened as “ECO-CLIFF”, the high-rise structure will serve as a nesting ground for thousands of migrating birds and an ecological habitat for the different animals and species of the “Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve Zoo”.
Looking like an organic cliff, the tower is made from a system of nets and steel cables of varying densities that are wrapped around a rigid structure. The Eco-Cliff will accommodate a variety of migrating birds, which pass the Costanera Sur Reserve each year, along with spaces for animals. The photovoltaic cell system, an ecological recycling and water treatment facilities help in making the building self-sustainable.
The cliff- like tower features a perforated skin that not only lets ample of natural light flood in, but also lets fresh air and rain water to come inside, creating a unique eco-system where vegetation and netting system coexist. In order to minimize the damages caused by carbon emitting vehicles, the tower’s main entrance is accessible via a cable-way which connects to a public transportation system.