Skyscraper Competition Proposal Involves Erecting Towers Within World’s Largest Trees

Called “Tribute: The Monument of Giant”, the visionary scheme imagines buildings constructed within the empty trunks of giant sequoias, a type of redwood tree native to the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The structures would be placed where heartwood has rotted away, preventing the huge ancient trees from falling.

h/t: dezeen

Giant sequoias are the largest single trees in the world, with average heights of 50 to 85 metres and diameters of six to eight metres. They also are among the oldest living organisms on earth, with certain trees believed to be over 3,000 years old.

The concept – envisioned by designers Ko Jinhyeuk, Cheong Changwon, Cho Kyuhung and Choi Sunwoong – received honourable mention in the 2017 eVolo skyscraper competition.

“This project attempts to show a new architectural approach to human coexistence with nature, in harmony with the nature’s temporality,” the team said. “The architecture quietly takes place in the empty void of trunks, without hindering the breathtaking landscape formed by the giants. It then becomes active as an artificial organ to replace the trunks rotten away.”

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