Just came by this architectural solution proposed by LED Architecture Studio for revitalizing Italy's most polluted area, the industrial town of Marghera, part of the commune of Venice, just a short distance away from one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Quite the grim contrast, however the Link Solar Power Skyscraper offers a means to finally change this situation.
A massive architecture-infrastructure project that combines state of the art renewable energy solutions with emotions, the Link Solar Power Skyscraper is seen as a crucial urban development center, tailored to Venice's needs and ambitions.
The LINK Solar Tower Skyscraper will serve as the administrative center for the Venice and Veneto areas, however it serves a number of other functions as well, predominantely alternative energy generation. The construction's foundation will serve as a geothermal energy hub, will the top of the tower will serve as a giant solar energy collector, receiving sunlight reflected off photovoltaic systems placed in newly-created surrounding parks. It will be energetically self-sufficient and will produce ZERO CO2 emission.
Besides its immediate practical goal, the LINKSTS will serve as a link between 21st century architecture and Renascence's finest. LinkSPS is provided with an external breathing skin containing the structure and the vertical connections through the parts, while the containers housed inside the linear architecture are all covered in LED facades. These will individually identify each section, or can be used to recreate historical landmarks from Venice, like the Gran Canal or other ancient Venetian archetypes.
“LinkSPS is not to be considered as a new door to the ancient city of Venice. It is an urban fluid system. LinkSPS enables the new area to be connected internally and to also connect itself to the other European cities. LinkSPS expands the limits of Venice,” note the architects.