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LOCATION: Taichung, Taiwan

A series of competitions were conducted by the municipality of Taichung for the design of a landmark high-rise building. CRAB Studio won second prize with the innovative scheme that features a tower with a series of steel cages attached that will be covered in algae to produce biofuel. The droplets are the primary elements of this process.

Their activity, presence and form resonate throughout the scheme. The principal purpose of the tower is to create algae. When watered and filtered the algae create biomass used as food for fish and plants and for making paper and biofuel for powering engines this process takes CO2 out of the environment. Many parts of the tower are open to the public to view the processes at close quarters. Even from the lifts, the daily state of vegetable husbandry will be visible. A variety of different arrangements of plantation and localised environment are distributed over its length.

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