20 Jun '15, 2pm

Smog eating building's biodynamic skin captures air pollution + neutralizes it: @inhabitat

The cladding of the white sinuous building is both highly innovative and sustainable. The 9,000-square-meter façade was realized with 900 biodynamic concrete panels developed by Italcementi . Its TX Active technology captures air pollution when the envelope material comes into contact with light, which it then transforms into inert salts, reducing smog levels in the environment. Each exterior panel of Palazzo Italia, produced with Styl-Comp technology , is unique, and the building itself is net-zero energy, which means thanks to the design team’s extensive use of photovoltaic glass and photocatalytic concrete cladding, the structure is capable of covering its energy needs autonomously.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/striking-palazzo-italia-at-the-milan...

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