Gallery: Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Alga...

Paris-based Influx_Studio just unveiled a plan to transform Chicago's iconic Marina City Towers into algae-producing, carbon reducing, greenhouses that could all the power they need to operate. The towers were originally built back in 1962, but they are in
 
Paris-based Influx_Studio just unveiled a plan to transform Chicago's iconic Marina City Towers into algae-producing, carbon reducing, greenhouses that could all the power they need to operate. The towers were originally built back in 1962, but they are in need of a major renovation and energy efficiency upgrade. Influx_Studio's proposal goes beyond the retrofit and adds a CO2 scrubbing system to the tops of the towers, an algae bioreactor inside each building, photovoltaics, vertical gardens and rainwater harvesting. The resulting synergistic system allows the towers to sustain themself, plus it works to make downtown Chicago a healthier and more sustainable place.

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