Alternative and renewable sources of energy such as a solar power and wind have long been deemed as some of the most efficient means of meeting our energy needs without having to make an adverse impact on the environment. Now, Vikas Pawar, an architect from New Delhi, India has come with a rather unique architectural concept that envisions the presence of what he has termed as an ‘Eco Skyscraper’ that will not only be self-sustainable, but will also be able to provide vital elements such as food, water and energy to the Noida region of the National Capital Territory (NCR). The Eco Skyscraper will be a spiraling design that will also serve as vertical farms that will be further augmented by state of the art hydrophonics. This process entails the successful conversion of humidity into drinkable water. The Eco-Skyscraper has been categorized as a community that will be occupying some 5,40,000 square meter of land, while the entire project along with its surrounding vegetation will be sprawled across 1,20,000 square meters.
The entire Eco Skyscraper project will also consist of its very own ecosystem with a large areas filled with plants, trees, grasses and algae, fish, along with other sorts of flora and fauna. This highly creative vision of a futuristic self-sustained community will provide the people with an architecture capable of accommodating commercial areas, offices, and residences and the rooftop of the Eco Skyscraper will be used to cultivate crops. Also, Mr. Pawar believes that the Eco Skyscraper can be built on a modular unit model, where in different parts of the building can be easily and quickly assembled together.
According to Vikas Pawar,
“Eco Skyscraper is about rethinking the future: it is a profound challenge of survival, at the end of an era of cheap oil and materials to rethink and re-design how we produce and consume; to reshape how we live and work, or even to imagine the jobs that will be needed for transition”