Physalia, A Huge Floating Garden by Vincent Callebaut
Vincent Callebaut has come up with a wonderful design. He has designed a floating garden in the shape of a whale. This floating garden named as Physalia, is so designed that it will purify the water in the rivers of the world while it drifts through them. The Physalia is an ecosystem sufficient enough to generate power from the sun and utilize it in reducing the water pollution by the process of bio-filtration.
Callebaut has always fascinated the people with his designs and this one is no exception. But the existence of this type of technology is certainly doubtful. This floating garden will consist of gardens along with a green roof and solar panels. The boat will generate energy from renewable resources. In this case, the moving water will be used to run the hydro-turbines which in turn will generate power.
The exterior design consists of a TiO2 layer which helps in cleaning the water by reacting with UV rays. The garden systems namely Earth, Water, Wind and Fire will pump out the additional water thereby filtering out the contaminants.
The Physalia gets its name from Physalia physalis jellyfish which means Water Bubble. This design would be used to purify the rivers in North Africa, Europe and the Middle East.