Eco Factor: Architectural complex capable of harnessing solar, wind and water energy envisioned for New Orleans.
Futuristicarchitecture will not just be providing adequate space for living andbusiness, but should be capable of generating enough power to fueldifferent operations that the inhabitants will be carrying out. Threeambitious architectural firms have set out on a task to re-develop NewOrleans with a 30-million-square-foot triangular architectural complexon the Mississippi riverfront.
DubbedNOAH, or New Orleans Archology Habitat, the hurricane-proof complexwill carry 20,000 residential units, three hotels, 1 million squarefeet of commercial space and enough space for cultural facilities andoffices.
Thecomplex will feature an array of green systems that will include solarpanels, wind turbines, water turbines, fresh water recovery systems anda passive solar glazing system. The complex is still under planning,and hopefully the designers will be out to find someone with one of thelargest pockets on earth to fund such an enormous project.