DORO Likes: TATA Tower in Mumbai against pollution
By the year 2030, 25% of the land area of Mumbai will covered by parked cars.
This project addresses Mumbai’s increasing congestion and pollution. The TATA Corporation is the largest automaker in India and manufacturer of the Nano, the world’s cheapest car ($2500 US).
The tower is seen as a development for TATA offices and employee residences, all of which drive alternative energy Nano cars. TATA Tower aims to be part of a much larger solution to the city’s crumbling infrastructure. Energy demands of the building and vehicles are met by photovoltaic louvers, building-integrated wind turbines, tri-generation, and an algae farm which produces biodiesel. Vertical parking allows for maximum parking density, gathering parked cars to act as a parking resource for neighboring linked towers. This also frees up space for a more pedestrian oriented ground plane, allowing for parks, recreation and increased public transportation.
Scary, but at least innovative.