The cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper co-exists with the natural environment and helps in the recovery of the Hangzhou wetlands in China, whose eco-systems have experienced serious deterioration due to a rapid population growth. The structure is meant to permeate its site and help the regeneration of eco-systems not only locally, but throughout the world. The project was awarded an honorable mention at this year's eVolo Skyscraper Competition.
The project addresses the issues of over-population and unsustainable construction techniques used across the globe. These problems are most acutely sensed in China, where urban sprawl and rapid change of natural landscapes call for an alternative way of building cities. Gabriel Munoz Moreno designed the Re-Generator as a way of tackling these issues. The project was recognized by the jury of the eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2015 and was awarded honorable mention.
Each cell within the growing skyscraper is supplied with “inputs”, which are elements that collect waste from the wetlands. Different components act as parts of a cell and enable individual units to act as living organisms. Thanks to this, the entire structure is in a constant state of change and sustainable growth.