1. An appetite for smog
The fight against air pollution is producing increasingly innovative solutions. How about buildings that “eat” carbon dioxide? German company Prosolve created a coral-shaped facade made of specially designed modules that, with help from the sun’s rays, consume carbon dioxide. In Mexico City, which is heavily affected by pollution, these facades have been tested with success in locations including the Torre de Especialidades hospital where, according to Prosolve engineers, they neutralise the daily emissions of a thousand cars.
(Photo: Alejandro Cartagena)