A remarkable entry for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games International Architecture Competition offers beauty and sustainability.

RAFAA's Solar City Tower entry for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games International Architecture Competition offers a new take on the idea of the landmark. Reaching one-hundred and five meters into the sky, the waterfall collects solar energy during the day which will power Rio's nearby olympic villiage. Surplus energy will be used to pump seawater to the waterfall, during the night generating power using in-built water turbines.

RAFAA's design focused on the “real challenges for the imminent post-oil-era”, seeking to create a landmark that highlighted natural resources and was sustainable and over an “iconic architectural form”.

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