Rain Collecting Skyscraper by H3AR

Inspired by the grooves of rain collecting plants, polish students Ryszard Rychlicki and Agnieszka Nowak of H3AR received recognition for their proposal in the 2010 skyscraper challenge, designboom also did a full post on the details of their project here. The skyscraper, through a system of gutters, aims to collect as much rain water as possible in its naturally wet climate zone to offset the water needs of the inhabitants within. Below are more diagrams and plenty of renderings, a truly stunning design…

The below diagram shows a more detailed look at how the ridges channel water to a central “reservoir”

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