Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

In Madrid, Spain, a unique, hulking structure is currently being built. An "Air Tree," it's designed to both affect the surrounding environment and act as a social center. It's loaded up with solar panels that create electricity that's sold to the local electric company. It's completely self-sufficient, powering itself and using the money it makes from selling excess energy for upkeep. It also produces oxygen like a tree, hence the name. And as for it being a social center, it's designed to be a public gathering place. It's really pretty cool, a completely unique idea and one that, unlike most out-of-the-box ideas like this, is actually being made a reality.

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen

Madrid's 'Air Tree' Creates Its Own Energy, Oxygen


[Platforma Arquitectura via NotCot.org]