paolo venturella & cosimo scotucci conceptualize global cooling skyscraper
all images courtesy of paolo venturella + cosimo scotucci 

 

 

 

italian architectural collaborators paolo venturella and cosimo scotucci pose a project to the world with the ‘global cooling skyscraper’. addressing the increasingly dire situation of earth’s temperature, the radical concept is a world-wide strategy to save our planet. the ‘skyscraper’ itself is of a scale so large it is almost unfathomable. a unique and continuous form, it works similarly to a solar chimney. due to its location and the system’s circulating abilities, hot air is forced outwards to the tower’s extremities where it eventually dissipates into space. the ‘global cooling skyscraper’, once it achieves sufficient lowering of temperatures, can then be used as a global source of renewable energy. 

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view from outer space 

paolo venturella cosimo scotucci global cooling skyscraper
intersection of structure and ocean 

paolo venturella & cosimo scotucci conceptualize global cooling skyscraper
function 

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placement diagram  

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heating/cooling flow 

paolo venturella cosimo scotucci global cooling skyscraper
view from MIR station

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom