Problem: You cannot build on top of Zocalo, Mexico City’s vast central square
Solution: Ok. Don’t build up–build down. Dig deep and build an inverted skyscraper far below the earth.
Who: Mexican Architect, Emelio Barjau
What: It’s called an Earthscraper, a 65-storey pyramid that tips out 300 metres below the surface. So far, it’s only an idea — there are no plans to build — but one that is creating a buzz around the world. That’s what I call thinking out of the box.
- The Earthscraper, a 65-story-tall skyscraper buried under Mexico City [Architecture] (io9.com)
- Earthscraper of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at)
- ‘Earthscraper’ takes architecture underground (holykaw.alltop.com)
- Behold the 65-Story Inverted Skyscraper: Arch Daily has the scoop on… (curbed.com)
- The Earthscraper, A 65 Story Inverted Skyscraper Concept (laughingsquid.com)
- Seismic hazards notwithstanding: Architect unveils plan to build 65 story earthscaper below Mexico City (theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com)
- The Earthscraper (urbanplanningblog.com)
- Earthscraper, The Opposite Of A Skyscraper (geekologie.com)
- Earthscraper concept takes urban planning underground (gizmag.com)