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Arctic Saver Tower

UniversityNational Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Lead DesignersYiyang Xu; Jingyi Ye
Project LocationHudson Bay
Prize(s)Emerging Architectural Design of the Year
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Entry Description

To extend the melting season is the main purpose of this design. In each April, the ice begins to melt in the Arctic when the outer frame of the Arctic Saver Tower begins rotating, the unit of which under the water surface also start on storing water while the internal sea water begin to freeze when those units above the water surface are exposed to cold air during rotation. The ice storage unit is placed outside when the outer frame rotates to sea level, and the ice will melt which absorbs the heat in the atmosphere and slows the rise of temperature, so that the melting period is prolonged.