FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle ocean garbage
 

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle ocean garbage

conceived by US-based architectural designer honglin li, ‘FILTRATION’ is a floating skyscraper imagined to clean up our seawater by recycling the plastic and debris found in the infamous ‘great pacific garbage patch’. receiving honorable mention in the evolo 2019 skyscraper competition, the modular, prefabricated waste-management and waste-to-energy megastructure proposes a solution to the global environmental and energy crisis.

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle garbage and clean our oceans designboom

all images courtesy of honglin li

 

 

to achieve the goal of cleaning up our oceans while also providing a green source of energy, honglin li has designed the FILTRATION skyscraper to contain several ‘material recovery facilities (MRF)’ and ‘water treatment plants (WTP)’. these mechanisms would make the entire power plant self-sufficient while working to recycle the ‘floating garbage continent’, which is located in the north pacific gyre.

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle garbage and clean our oceans designboom

 

 

unlike a conventional material recovery facility that mainly relies on gravity and the use of multiple conveyors to take garbage from the ocean for sorting and distribution, FILTRATION uses seawater to pump garbage and polluted water to the apex of the building, then filters the water and recyclable material down to the bottom. eventually, non-recycled material and recycled material would be transported away by tidal power. overall, the proposal by honglin li provides a sustainable and even regenerative solution to floating waste, as well as a second chance to reconstruct the relationship between nature and human beings.

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle garbage and clean our oceans designboom

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle garbage and clean our oceans designboom

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle garbage and clean our oceans designboom

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle garbage and clean our oceans designboom

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle garbage and clean our oceans designboom

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle ocean garbage

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle ocean garbage

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle ocean garbage

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle ocean garbage

FILTRATION is a floating skyscraper envisioned to recycle ocean garbage

 

 

project info:

 

name: ‘FILTRATION skyscraper’

type: individual competition work

project: floating garbage recycle skyscraper

location: north pacific gyre

design: honglin li

date: feb 2019

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

  • Very interesting concept that works similar to a charcoal/sand filtration bottle. All the plans, design, and engineering are mostly drawn and thought through.

    I can see the multi-Billionaires of Google Camp Secret Society funding this since the focus for this year’s meeting (just passed in August) was Global Warming…or at least they should fund this as this concept seems to be the best way to clean up the world’s oceans top to bottom of the ocean’s thermal layers.

    As for the garbage itself, it can be shipped to the landfill or probably incinerated aboard a specially-designed ship, also with filters to prevent pollution. Would it be profitable? Probably not, but then again, many of the world’s Billionaires pledged a good deal of their earnings (total: hundreds of billions of dollars) to charity, so why not fund this? This concept worthy of an X-Prize award if it actually is built and works. These ocean rigs can also scrub the air of CO2 emissions with the proper mechanics.

    NCC Vexeram 7994

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