Civil Engineering Higher School „Lyuben Karavelov“, 1373 Sofia, Bulgaria
Aleksandrov, Y. (2018). New solution: cultivation and storage of soft fruits and vegetables in volumes, situated on rotating rings, and irrigated by a system that uses condensed mist moisture (in super skyscraper, London). Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 24(4), 710–718
The new solution reviewed in this paper refers to cultivation and storage of soft fruits and vegetables in volumes, situated on rotating rings in skyscrapers. The fruits and vegetables are irrigated by a specially-developed system which uses condensed mist moisture. The rotating rings allow for a unique dynamic design, whereas the internal planning can be substantially changed at any given moment. The processing of mist moisture from the surrounding environment, which passes through the micro wind turbines situated in tubular channels and is being condensed in water tanks, situated inside the core of a skyscraper, becomes an advantage of the technical solution. Furthermore, soft facade envelopes are able to transform the shape of the facade of the skyscraper. The envelopes are hanged over console bars, whereas wind pressure is partially reduced by channels, situated inside the structure of the floor plates of the skyscraper. The bars serve as pistons which transform the wind pressure into electricity that covers the energy consumption needs of the skyscraper. The reviewed volumes represent an innovative solution with inventive step which is protected by a patent for invention and a utility model.