Yuka Yoneda

Rainbow Hued Recycling Skyscraper Collects and Sorts Trash

by , 09/20/10

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The project takes advantage of its location at the center of a network of skybridges, which allows it to act as a hub to also gather recyclables from neighboring towers. Every apartment has its own mini station where inhabitants can sort their own recyclables – which we think is smarter and more efficient than collecting everything all together and then having an outside company sort through it like some big buildings currently do.

Once the waste has made its way to the tower from other buildings, it then descends to the ground floor via color-coded pipes. And since it would only be appropriate, the colorful tower is clad in recycled corrugated steel sheets. The designers also incorporated a system of aluminum blinds and louvres on each apartment to allow for daylighting and natural ventilation.

Check out a video of the Recycling Tower here.

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