Considering that Shenzhen, China, already houses two of the world's top 25 tallest buildings, this proposed Cloud Citizen skyscraper might be ever so slightly less absurd...maybe. Leveling off at a height of 2,231 feet—that's second only to the 2,717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa—the 18.3 million-square-foot tower comes with the lofty goal of crafting a massive eco-community. "Cloud Citizen is as much a strategy for how to build future cities capable of giving back more to the environment than they cost, as it is a singular iconographic mega building," says the Urban Future Organization and CR-design of their so-called three-dimensional community. "[It's] complex, with an identifiable and striking skyline giving character and hope to the vision of a greener future enabled by human enterprise."
From the outside the towers look appropriately like a cloud, all interconnected in a stacked, mica-rock-like shape, and even work together to to harvest rainwater and "produce power from the sun, wind, and algae." Check out all the wacky amenities, this way.
· China Considers an Immense Skyscraper Shaped Like a Cloud [City Lab]
· All Metropolis 2.0 [Curbed National]