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Rain collecting sky scraper cuts water usage

Rain catching skyscraper
Proposed design for the Capture the Rain skyscraper

Today the population feels the need to protect our planet as much as possible. Architecture and technology enable us to come up with new ways to protect our home Earth. Imagine the combination of beauty and innovation in a skyscraper. A design that allows the capture of rain, stores it in the roof and on the side gutters for use. The skyscraper is called “Capture the Rain”. The completion of this skyscraper would reduce the water usage of the 500 residents residing in the building.

The  design of the building includes  a funnel. The rain is collected at the roof top and then runs down vertically to the center of the building where it is stored for use. The roof top has a concave design which is the best for collecting the greatest quantity of water from every rain event. The gutters in the exterior of the building collect the additional water that was not obtained by the roof top. The water from the gutters is then pumped to the roof top where it is stored with the rest of the water. There is a natural filtering tank made out of reed fields to make sure that the water is clean and ready to use by building residents.

Architecture and technology continue to enable us to come up with new ways to protect our home Earth, especially in response to the threats posed by climate change. The design of the skyscraper “Capture of the Rain” is modern and beautiful, and an option for managing water scarcity in the future.

Water Resources Group

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