Global Cooling Skyscraper / Paolo Venturella Architecture

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Paolo Venturella Architecture conceptualized a massive skyscraper that would act as a barrier between the Sun and the Earth. This huge greenhouse structure would cool the entire planet, while producing clean energy for us all.

Our planet is going through the irreversible process of global warming, and even if various strategies have been planned to solve the problem, none of them provided a solution. This is causing natural disasters all over the planet. The increasing temperature all around the planet is making the ice in the poles melt. Only a “global strategy” can be adopted.

Global Cooling Skyscraper © Paolo Venturella Architecture / scotucci Cosimo

Global Cooling Skyscraper heating/cooling flow © Paolo Venturella Architecture / scotucci Cosimo

To cool down the temperature a huge greenhouse is placed in between the sun and us. This works according to the same principle of the “solar tower”. Thanks to the accumulation of heat in the glazed structure, air flows naturally from hot to cold generating rapid and strong flows. These flows bring hot air far from the Earth cooling down the temperature of the whole globe.

Global Cooling Skyscraper © Paolo Venturella Architecture / scotucci Cosimo

Global Cooling Skyscraper view from outer space © Paolo Venturella Architecture / scotucci Cosimo

The airflows restore better climate conditions and moreover generate renewable energies by wind turbines placed inside the structures. The structure acts either on climate conditions or on energy production.

Furthermore this structure creates an amazing and surprising effect. Since it has to solve a problem for the entire planet, its dimension is over scaled. It has to be a unique and continuous structure, placed in a single point, and cantilever on both sides. It results as a tangent object on the planet.

Global Cooling Skyscraper © Paolo Venturella Architecture / scotucci Cosimo

Global Cooling Skyscraper placement diagram © Paolo Venturella Architecture / scotucci Cosimo

It touches the ground in a unique point, and for this reason it is perceived in different ways from different parts of the world. On the Equator it looks a horizontal element while from the poles it looks a vertical one. The impressive structure allows solving a critical question and works maintaining perfect climate conditions and providing clean energy for all. canada goose männer


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