Gesterbine Skyscraper

With dozens of wind turbines integrated into the building and tendrils hanging down like tree roots, the Gesterbine Skyscraper looks like an imaginative piece of science fiction.

And, in a way, it is.

The building concept, envisioned by Polish architects mode:lina for the eVolo Magazine 2010 Skyscraper Competition, may be more fanciful than realistic; but hey, people thought geodesic domes were impossible too.

As the name implies, the Gesterbine integrates gesture, water and turbines into the building design.

Designed for a specific location in Poland, the building's water needs are supplied by pumping water from a nearby river. Wind turbines within the structure provide renewable energy both to the building and surrounding homes and businesses.

(Via Worldchanging)

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