If you're not familiar with the eVolo's annual Skyscraper Competition, it is an event founded in 2006 that invites designers and architects from all over the world to "challenge the way we understand vertical architecture." Its award "recognizes visionary ideas for building high- projects that through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments."
And for this year, they have accepted 444 submission, including a wavy factory for mega cities, an electromagnetic spaceport, and what looks like the leaning tower of Pisa if you were high on acid (lol).
While the winner of the competition though was the Mashambas Skyscraper: a modular agriculture education center designed to move all over Africa to share resources and knowledge to fight famine, one of the most eye-catching submissions is what's called the HEAL-BERG: an iceberg that appears to have rooms and windows. Designed by Luca Beltrame and Saba Nabavi Tafreshi, it is created as a response to a possible future in which, "climate was changing at a rate exceeding most scientific forecasts; oceans warming, air pollution and climate change were caught in a discernible self-boosting loop".
The designers incorporated technologies such as windpower and drones with research from leading institutions to imagine what would all world governments accomplish if they focused all their resources in an effort to preserve humanity. And thanks to the studies of the University of California Davis on the cleaning of carbon dioxide with lasers, Tesla's transportation tech, Hyperloop, Inc., and MIT's research into building with hyper light and strong graphene, they were able to have this cool the waters in the Antarctic, scrub carbon dioxide from the air, and generate electricity using saltwater and wind turbines. This resulted to what the designers and architects call, a "reverse climate change machine."
All these dope concepts, however, aren't meant to be real. These exists more of as an art to inspire other designers to think on how architecture can impact the world. Well, well, I guess science is more art than science.