Gallery: Vincent Callebaut’s Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficie...

The Bionic Arch was designed to celebrate Taiwan's centennial
The Bionic Arch was designed to celebrate Taiwan's centennial

In fact, the Biotic Arch will release zero emissions and help Taichung’s City Government achieve their overall reduction policies. The new building was designed to build a bridge between Taichung’s historical legacy and a newer, greener lifestyle, culture, and respect for biodiversity. But those who are claustrophobic or “chlorophobic” might not want to take up residence here since R. Callebaut has created close green quarters that almost force the kind of peaceful, cooperative co-habitation necessary for sustainable urban communities.

As city populations grow in the coming decades, clever proposals like these will help us to adapt with the changes that are sure to come with said growth.

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  1. Clarinda October 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    This could not pssoibly have been more helpful!

  2. Tafline Laylin September 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Often vertical gardens or “living facades” are soil-less and supported by recycled water…

  3. JamesJeremy September 13, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    How much water will be needed to support that much ‘living facade’?

  4. asd steve September 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    That is absolutely stunning, and a strong statement toward the city’s commitment to green energy.

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