According to Green Building Elements, a new green skyscraper that ‘grows’ when new floors are needed and would be constructed out of its own rubbish could be built in London.  Taking its inspiration from bamboo scaffolding used in Asia, the structure of the building – being called the Organic Skyscraper – can be extended upwards over time as more floor space is needed.

Each floor is made from an interlaced network of standard size tubes and building materials sourced from waste material produced by the offices – mainly old plastic bottles and recycled paper.  Designer Chartier-Corbasson Architectes believe workers will produce enough paper and plastic to create enough insulated panels needed to clad new floors.

Recycling plants inside the building will compress the recycling to make them, meaning everything needed will be in-house.  The Paris-based firm believe that in a year a single office worker uses 80 plastic bottles and 75 kg of paper, which can be recycled into one and two insulated panels respectively.

Source: Intelligent Building Today, 15 Jul 2014

Author: Leighann Morris