A Tower in the middle of the Sahara, which will rise to a hight of 450 meters and with a floorspace of 192 acres. It’s not a normal Tower in the Sahara, but a Tower that use pretty spectacular sustainablility technology. The tower collected around 45000 cubic meters of rainwater to heat the building. This water will go underground, where a generator heats the water and produces electricity of the water. The collected water will also be used to irrigate an indoor vertical garden.
The Sandy City tower is a trend because it fits with the micro trend social space. It fits with that trend because the aim of the building is to bring people together, so they will communicate with each other and be social with each other.
It also fits with the micro trend copy nature, because the outside of the building looks like the nature around the building. It got the colour of the sahara and the shape of the building looks a bit like a mountain.
Besides, this building fits with another micro trend named no waste, because the rainwater will be collected to make electricity, to heat the building and to irrigate the indoor vertical garden.
Then the connections between the Sandy City tower and the macro trends. At first the macro trend off the grid. The tower gives you a beautiful experience, that may be a once in a life time. Because you won’t see a big building in the middle of the sahara that often. Second, it fits with the macro trend togetherness, because in the building you meet other people. Maybe you will going to see the building with others.
At least the connections between the Sandy City tower and the mega trends. At first the logistic one named sustainability, because the building uses rainwater for electricity. Then it fits with the Mega trend knowledge Society, because this building is a good example of a futuristic design, what involves a better knowledge then ever before. And the last one, the mega trend globalisation, because this concepts change the word views and brings people all over the world together.
The Sandy City tower plays on the value efficiency, because the technology that is been used by the building is very effective. And also the value usefulness, because a useless kind of thing like rain water will become useful.
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