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Paris in 2050 – is this the future of the City of Lights?

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Recently the Paris City Hall created the Climate Energy Plan, which aims to reduce 75% of its greenhouse gas emissions. Architect Vincent Callebaut in cooperation with the City Hall and engineers from Setec Bâitment created a research and development project for the role of high-rise architecture.

The project named “2050 Paris Smart City” is comprised of 8 different green high-rises which integrate the elements of nature and sustainable resources of energy into the densely populated and urban metropolis. In addition, we present to you the 8 high-rises which someday we might see on the streets of Paris: Mountain Towers, Antismog Towers, Photosynthesis Towers, Bamboo Nest Towers, Honeycomb Towers, Farmscraper Towers, Mangrove Towers and Bridge Towers.

Although they all look different they have the same goal: to use the range of possibilities of getting electricity in an environmentally acceptable manner, to produce food, preserve water and live in perfect harmony with nature despite the urban environment.

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(Image Credits: Vincent Callebaut Architectures)