Can we make a rule, architects and city planners, to always include wind turbines in bridges from now on? Not only do they look absolutely fantastico, they could also perform a vital role in the future. Come see a closer view:
This Solar Wind concept is the brainchild of designers Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Luisa Saracino, who came second in a competition to dream up a bridge spanning the Italian areas of Bagnara and Scilla.
If chosen, the solar highway would stretch 20km, with the bridge’s wind turbines generating enough electricity to power 15,000 houses a year. Naturally the solar panels would also generate electricity, and the greenhouses would allow passing drivers to buy roadside fruit and vegetables from indie growers. [New Italian Blood via GizMag]