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Solar Waterfall

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An interesting architectural design has been proposed for Rio de Janeiro, the site of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. This design uses solar powered pumps to raise water to the top of the falls – and when the water falls, it spins a turbine which creates electricity (i.e. a green design). Plans for the structure include shops, an amphitheater, auditorium, and walking areas at the ground level. This was designed by the Swiss architecture firm RAFAA. More pictures after the break.

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Written by Vinny Kumar

May 11, 2010 at 8:22 pm

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