Molcajete. Urban Think Tank recently released the design of its Barrio Capital Skyscraper, as a prototype of an urban development strategy. The 330-meter (1,083-foot) public skyscraper project responds to the city’s most imperative problems, both socially and spatially.
The group of Mexico-based designers wanted to address the demands of explosive population growth, depleted space and the lack of interaction between people from varying socio-economical levels within the city, according to Arch Daily.
"The building´s structure was inspired by the reversibility of a city’s problems into possible solutions when seen from a new point of view," the architects wrote in their project description.
The building acts as a metaphor for social integration, the architects say. The combination and interaction of the middle and upper classes contribute to the well-being of the building as a whole.
The tower includes a public multimedia center, sports center, several parks, concert hall and an elevated golf range.