The Polar Umbrella Buoyant Skyscraper Protects and Regenerates the Polar Ice Caps by Derek Pirozzi, United States, won the first place at the evolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition.
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The last decades of global warming, caused to the northern and southern ice shelves to become thin, fractured, and melt into the ocean.
The primary objective of this proposal is to rebuild the arctic layers, which cools down the Earth’s surface.
“The Polar Umbrella’s buoyant super-structure becomes a statement for the prevention of future depletion of our protective arctic region. Through its desalinization and power facilities, this arctic skyscraper becomes a floating metropolis equipped with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) research laboratories, renewable power stations, dormitory-style housing units, eco-tourist attractions, and ecological habitats for wildlife. A series of these structures would be strategically located in the most affected areas.”