Solar waterfall to make Rio’s stunning skyline green

May 4, 2010 / No Comments

Rio de Janeiro’s natural skyline is all set to host a new iconic architectural masterpiece before 2016 Olympics, after the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Designed by Swiss architecture firm RAFAA, the solar powered artificial waterfall has been proposed in league with the carnival nation spearheading the green movement on the Latin American continent.solar ciy tower11 Solar waterfall to make Rio’s stunning skyline green

The artificial waterfall named as the Solar City Tower shall have solar panels that can be used to help make Rio’s Olympics the first ever zero-carbon games. The excess solar energy gathered by the solar panels will be used to pump seawater high into the tower to power turbines, producing energy during the night. Not just that for some occasions, the tower can also be transform into an urban waterfall adding to the beauty of the structure.

Located at the breathtaking vantage point, on one of the island in Guanabara Bay, the structure boasts an amphitheater, auditorium, cafeteria and shops in the ground level apart from a deck for bungee jumping.

Via: Dvice