Why demolish when you can upcycle a historical landmark? Let’s welcome the world’s first “upcycled” skyscraper.
The AMP Center in Sydney, Australia, was once the city’s tallest building, and it has been a landmark since its construction in the 1970s. But after all those years, the owners decided that it was dated both from a visual aspect and an energy point of view.
The problem is that tearing down old skyscrapers comes with a huge environmental impact. And considering that the skyscraper was structurally sound, it would be a colossal waste of resources.
So, the owners decided to take a greener approach to make it bigger and more energy-efficient. And, the brain behind this masterpiece is 3XN.CNN has some interesting details about the upcycle plan.
This should be a great example for cities around the world where there is a constant need for more commercial and residential space.
Upcycling should not just be a priority for consumer goods, but taking this approach to infrastructure is an important way to conserve resources.
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