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As it stands, Cairo is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Seeds of Life proposes to bury much of the organic garbage in order to harvest biogas, while using other waste as building materials for prefab homes. The city of apartments would start as a collection of stilt-like poles where various types of modular living and working units could be plugged-in. In addition to private spaces, parks, sporting facilities and plazas will be available to the public. The design also calls for terraces where food could be grown and rainwater could be collected.

In addition to the biogas, the city would be powered by the tubes that support it. These “wind stalks” would be tipped with mini turbines that collect wind energy, and would also work as a vertical circulation system as well as a way to circulate biogas, water and electricity from underground holes throughout the development.

Via eVolo