A group of Serbian architects has designed a set of floating "seascrapers" in a unique approach to sustainable buildings. The inverted seascrapers would function as self-sustaining facilities which would remove trash from the ocean and convert it into energy.
The seascraper would be largely submerged in the same manner as icebergs or islands. The buildings are designed to float and collect garbage and recycle plant matter as they travel through the ocean.
The seascrapers consist of three parts: garbage collection units at the bottom, recycling plants in the middle and housing and recreational zones above sea level.
“To ensure the seascrapers are stable and safe, each structure would have a central hole which would allow for mass to be adjusted,” Architecture Source reported. “When larger amounts of trash are collected, water is released from the structure, and vice versa, allowing weight-to-volume ratios to correlate correctly and allow flotation.”