Check this out. This is a really thoughtful concept for one thing. If ever it materializes, it will serve as an alternative habitat for animals stuck up in the urban areas. It is the Sea Tree, to be built outside urban centers, as a floating tower habitat for birds, bees, bats and fish.
The Sea Tree was announced by architecture firm Waterstudio.NL for January 2014 for a non-disclosed client. Underwater cables will moor the tower to the seabed and its levels will reflect greenery.
Its inner, central open area will be fit for bats and the underwater section of the Sea Tree could house an artificial reef.
The Sea Tree does not take up any land space, obviously. So the Waterstudio.NL leader Koen Olthuis refers to it as a scar less floating development.
Waterstudio.NL only designs floating structures and this is their first attempt at doing something that will benefit the natural ecosystem.
According to Olthuis, it is a potential way for corporations to improve their public image. The idea is that large oil companies donate a tree to a city showing concern for a better city environment by using their own intellectual property, he said.