architecture sustainability

Skyscraper Creates All Its Own Energy

Interesting news article from Metaefficient of a proposed project in Dubai, UAE called Burj al-Taqa. The high rise tower which translates as “Energy Tower” in English is to be a purely self-sufficient building in terms of energy usage. The design of the building minimizes its exposure to the sun while also employing a giant wind turbine and numerous solar panels to provide its sustainability within the local climate of the Persian Gulf.

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  • AM Putra
    May 16, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    A good combination of sustainable design and tower, Though I’m not totally sure that it doesn’t need any energy from outside. It looks so lonely, though.