Gallery: Water Purifying Skyscraper Cleans up Jakarta’s Rivers


One of our favorite projects from the 2010 eVolo Skyscraper Competition is this incredible water purifying skyscraper designed for the rivers of Jakarta. Dubbed the Ciliwung Recovery Project (CRP), the design took second place in the competition thanks to its amazing concept, beautiful design and ecological benefits. The project provides housing and features an integrated filtration system consisting of a series of tubes that pump and purify waters from the region's polluted rivers.

Jakarta is located in the center of thirteen different rivers that are heavily populated – the people who live here rely on the waters not only for their water, but their livelihood and waste disposal. Hence, the rivers have become highly polluted and completely surrounded with slums as a result of flooding that damaged the city. The Ciliwung Recovery Project, designed for Jakarta’s largest river, was designed by Rezza Rahdian, Erwin Setiawan, Ayu Diah Shanti, and Leonardus Chrisnantyo to help address the problems of pollution as well as housing.


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