'SHADOW CITY' - An installation based on real climatic problems
How can we prevent climate disaster scenario in the future?
How can we prevent human dramas in the dry desert areas?
How can we protect humanity from extinction and disappearance in large parts of the world?
How do we want to avoid the fact that man himself will be the cause of the disappearance of a large part of life on earth?
How do we want to prevent man from being responsible for a greater disaster than the asteroid impact of 65 million years ago, which eradicated the dinosaurs for good? Investing in the future is the message! The intention is to give the global economy - and especially the economy in third world countries - a boost and build new adapted cities, the ultimate dream of every architect, every urban planner, every urbatect, every landscape designer. We have to build new cities that can offer a global and all-encompassing solution to the climatic, economic and social problems that are coming to us.
Raising the economy and ensuring a very large employment in problem areas is in itself more than worth the investment. Employment provides food, housing and accessible medical and social services.Let us build cities that cast enough controlled and diversified shadow on a large part of the arid and barren underlying landscape.
Let us create structures with columns, beams, living volumes, work volumes and volumes that provide relaxation, trade and hospitality. A heterogeneous mix of different generations of residents with a very large spectrum of functions. We will build these structures as if they were sprouting mushrooms, very slenderly arranged at the bottom and a very wide construction upwards.Let us design cities with an economy that is circular and self-sustaining and is also based on inclusion of and for all layers of the population. The new city must provide its own energy, must be able to meet all food requirements locally, must also organize its own waste management, process and be 100% focused on reuse. Once the city is built, the community should use as few materials as possible and focus on a perfectly organized circular economy.Use those cities with an actual small footprint, but a very large, distributed roof surface to generate green electricity through a very large area of solar panels and at the same time make hot water by means of solar collectors with storage in very large boilers. We will store the surplus green electricity produced in a water battery in the underground of the new city. This water battery will also be the foundation and the foot of the whole new city.
So we will use the collected water in the double walls in the evening and at night to produce green electricity again by means of turbines, the water will not be lost and can be recharged in the double walls during the day by means of the surplus electricity that is being produced at that time. In this way, the city has green electricity 7/7, 24/24.Produce combustible hydrogen gas from specially developed solar panels from ambient water (which is present in the air in those places due to the very humid climate in very large quantities). Hydrogen gas that we can store in tanks, which also form a battery for energy storage. A production of 250 liters of hydrogen gas per day per panel is perfectly possible. We need 20 such panels for one family.
Hydrogen gas is an energy carrier that can store and produce both electricity and heat. It is a gas that also does not release greenhouse gases or toxic substances when you use it.
A classic solar panel converts 18 to 20 percent of the solar energy into electricity. If with that flow you also have to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, then a lot of energy is lost. Exactly that, the Belgian engineers solved by designing a solar panel that makes hydrogen directly. This has laid the foundation for affordable green hydrogen.
We can then use our vehicles and all other combustion engines that we need to keep our circular economy running, environmentally friendly and without CO2 emissions.We will equip the new city with a gigantic capacitor (controlled by the green generated electricity) that attracts and condenses a large part of the moisture present around the city and can store it in the gigantic underground water battery.We can then use part of that stored water to irrigate the surrounding fields and ensure a local food production. Together with already developed technologies, we can convert the resulting desert zones into a green landscape.
Stimulation of plant growth by means of sea water tanks working on a principle of evaporating sea water in large glazed greenhouses. Green electricity then evaporates seawater using evaporation devices, the salt residue can then be cashed separately.
The temperature will be lowered by about 15 degrees and the water vapor will condense into rain, which will promote the growth of the plants and the crops together with light. The surplus water can then also be used for watering the desert lying around our new cities.
There are also grains, called 'Terracottem', which is a product that retains water and nutrients in the soil and thus provides a silent revolution in the fight against desertification. Moisture-absorbing granules supplemented with fertilizers and organic material can retain water and store it in the soil and make this soil fertile.
At the same time, we have to plant row trees in these new green areas in order to counter the soil erosion that occurs as a result of wind erosion.
The present and the near future in certain regions of the world - due to high temperatures, sun, drought and lots of moisture - potentially lead to a high death rate!
In the future, by building mushroom-shaped cities, we will provide a lot of shade and therefore a natural cooling. We provide these cities with solar panels for the production of electricity and hydrogen gas and with a condenser for water production for people, animals and agriculture. The green electrical energy can also be stored in a water battery and the hydrogen gas in traditional tanks.
A self-sufficient and circularly built and operated city is here the resultant for living in the future!