Designers from all over the world are coming up with new innovative structures which are also eco-friendly and minimize the consumption of natural resources.
Organizing an Olympic event is a tough task and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the host of the Olympics in 2016, is serious preparation mode.
Zurich-based RAFAA Architecture & Design is planning to design a skyscraper with a waterfall which can generate electricity for the next Olympics and also supply power to the city.
The energy generating from the waterfall skyscraper features a large solar system to generate power during the day. According to RAFAA, the excess energy will be used to pump seawater into the tower. And in the nights the water can be released on to the turbines to generate electricity.
"It is less about an expressive, iconic architectural form; rather, it is a return to content and actual, real challenges for the imminent post-oil-era," the firm said on their website. "This project represents a message of a society facing the future ... Our project, standing in the tradition of 'a building/city as a machine,' shall provide energy both to the city of Rio de Janeiro and its citizens while using natural resources," reported Gadling.
If that much creativity is not enough then there's more, the futuristic structure also includes a bungee jumping platform on the 90th floor.