Ark Tower

Idea Number 18

The land scarcity in the disaster driven Tohuko Area calls for a tight knit design solution to keep people and nature together. The idea is to build a solid shelter that is able to survive in an earthquake-prone area. This shelter could be possible by using a vertical tower which has a minimum footprint while giving the maximum amount of space. This tower could become a first aid shelter and community home for the people in the immediate post-disaster period. It could produce basic needs as water supply (collecting rainwater), food (vertical farming) and energy (wind turbine). After time people will gradually spread out from the tower and recover the land around it. The tower itself will become less functional and start becoming more productive. It becomes part of nature until it is needed once again. In this way it can coexist in a anti-proportional cycle to the surrounding land.

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