Smog-Eating Buildings: Pure Architecture!

Locals in Mexico City do not only appreciate the Manuel Gea González Hospital for its beauty – they are also indebted to its designers for its ability to help purify the air in one of the most polluted towns on earth.

Designed by Berlin-based Elegant Embellishments, the 2,500-square-meter facade is constructed from ‘Prosolve’ modules. These are coated with a special pigment which, when hit by ambient ultraviolet light, reacts with urban air pollutants, breaking them down into less noxious compounds like carbon dioxide and water.

The pigment itself remains unchanged, which means the modules can keep purifying the air for up to a decade, or until their coating wears off.

by euronews knowledge

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