We are witnessing a dramatic increase in global deforestation, extinction of species and global sea level rise. In order to slow this trend down, Chen proposes to build structures which would serve as facilities for the artificial reproduction of animal and plant species. Tower of Refuge is a self-operating machine that balances environmental conditions and providing optimal levels of sunlight, air and water.
The tower would obtain and filter water and air, relocate sunlight and use solar energy to generate power. It would become home to species that are critically endangered, vulnerable or near threatened.