Architect created a huge island that purifies ocean water
The South Korean architect Sung Jin Cho wonm the Volo 2014 Skyscraper competition, introducing Seawer, a floating island that runs with sea water, solar energy and plastic waste. The same will travel by the ocean purifying contaminated water and generating energy from waste.
The design was thought to combat “Great spot” of the Pacific Ocean, also known as “toxic soup” which comprises four million tons of plastic waste floating and covering an area of 1.5 million square kilometers.
The building structure comprises a drainage gap of 550 meters in diameter and 300 meters deep and 5 layers of filters -like beard of water from the whale – separated plastic waste which, not being biodegradable, are a serious threat to biodiversity.
The authors also provide project give it a hydroelectric station powered by solar energy and based energy from seawater and plastic garbage seep wading through the ocean.