Croatian architectural firm UPI-2M have designed ‘biooctanic’ a series of crop production towers used for the production of bio fuel and city air recuperation. Environmental pollution is a global issue, and because of it, urban areas are being deprived of clean air.
Greenhouse gases and reduction of green, public spaces in cities, due to constant expansion and of building areas, are drastically reducing the quality of life in urban areas, and in fact, they are becoming hazardous. The issue here is: are we able to improve our life conditions with application of contemporary technologies refined in new ideas? Production of bio-fuels is certainly one of the options, but it has its drawbacks, which cannot be ignored.
The task of replacing all conventional fossil fuels, used in transportation with bio-fuels would require vast agricultural areas to grow required amounts of plants and its crops to create enough bio-fuel. In relation to this issue we considered scientific facts, results, studies and calculations in creation of an architectural respond.
The architects solution is creation of utility towers used for production of bio fuel and city air recuperation. The idea is to place these towers on the very positions of existing petrol stations in cities.
Location: Zagreb, Croatia Architect: UPI-2M