vertical factories in future megacities wins 2nd place in eVolo competition
 

vertical factories in future megacities wins 2nd place in eVolo competition

 

tianshu liu and linshen xie from the united states came second in the 2017 evolo skyscraper competition with their vision for vertical factories in megacities. the proposal tackles the problem of overpopulation in major ‘megacities’ that are poised for the future and in this future, factories will be dissolved into small pieces and then stacked together into high-rise vertical structures.

 

 

‘by bringing factories back to the city, we can achieve zero CO2 emissions, be energy efficient, and provide higher quality of life to the inhabitants.’

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the landscape is shaped according to the scale and shape of factories
all images © tianshu liu / linshen xie

 

 

tianshu liu and linshen xie’s vision is placed in manila, the philippines as an example due to the vast amount of organic waste produced daily. the proposal hopes to re-use and transform this into the resource of the new vertical factory. the main concept will give awareness to people highlighting the process by turning the waste from the bottom level of the factory to a valuable resource.

evolo skyscraper competition 2017 runner up designboom
the with the organic waste would be turned into new city landscape

 

 

as a result, the surrounding landscape would be shaped according to the scale and shape of factories. organic waste then can be turned into new city landscape while factories hide beyond natural surfaces because in the future, it is inevitable that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in these megacities.

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the waste will be processed at the bottom level of the factory, and then they will be transformed into valuable
products including water, fertilizer, heat, and electricity

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