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Giant Tube Shaped Design is a Sustainable Water-Purifying City for Delhi
Posted By Inhabitat On August 2, 2011 @ 1:40 pm In Architecture,Environment,Water Issues | No Comments
Addressing many of the serious obstacles facing Delhi, the capital of India, architect Abinhay Sharma designed his "Tube City" as a solution to the polluted area surrounding the Yamuna River. The project, which would span the river's entire length, would be capable of cleaning the water and collecting and distributing it via the principle of capillary action. The city would also be equipped with solar panels to harvest the sun's energy and would contain stretches of farmland for local food growth.
Horizontally, the structure would be partitioned into a number of different zones ranging from agricultural areas to markets to housing. The outskirts of the city would be reserved for farming  and the sections closer to the core would comprise residential areas, public spaces and parks.
Vertically, Tube City  would be stacked to make the most of the space (which makes sense being that Dehli is one of the most overpopulated cities in the world). The top level would be dedicated to farms and open green spaces, while the lower levels, once again, would be more focused on homes, schools and green spaces.
In order to sell the agricultural products grown in the higher and further sections of the city, a strip of space called the commercial complex would be established near the core. The area would traverse the entire cross-section of the “tube” and contain markets where vendors can buy and sell goods. Farmers and buyers would be able to transport  their goods from their land to the commercial complex sans auto via a metro station located on the lower level of the city, greatly reducing the dire pollution levels that currently plague Dehli .
+ Abinhay Sharma 
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URLs in this post:
 farming: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/brooklyn-grange-worlds-largest-rooftop-farm-kicks-off-second-growing-season/
 Tube City: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/tube-city/27493/
 transport: http://inhabitat.com/transportation/
 Dehli: http://inhabitat.com/lo2p-giant-green-ferris-wheel-recycling-center-wins-the-2011-evolo-skyscraper-competition/
 + Abinhay Sharma: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/people/profile/abhinay_sharma/
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