The consensus is that huge buildings and skyscrapers are one of the main causes behind the increasing levels of pollution in urban areas. Modern architects are proving this belief to be a wrong one by erecting sky-high buildings which are equally eco-friendly and luxurious. They are utilizing the new technologies and architectural methods for curbing the carbon footprint of the skyscrapers and people who inhabit them.
Have you ever thought that a stadium, aside from welcoming sports lovers, could also be a solar power plant? If not, then think again because Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city has one of the brilliant architectural creations by famous designer Toyo Ito. The stadium is the world’s only stadium to draw energy from the sun. The Pritzker Prize winner wanted to do something different and so, he integrated a whole new dimension to a regular steel stadium by adding a solar power plant that operated within the stadium! Novel, isn’t it?