For the 2019 Evolo Skyscraper Competition, one team of designers submitted “Crypto-Park,” which is exactly as it sounds, a water park sksycraper that doubles as a cryptocurrency mining tower. Standing 1,837-feet tall, it boasts a semi-exposed glazed façades that enables spectators to look in and see a theme park, while hidden beneath this infrastructure is a high-tech server farm designed to mine cryptocurrencies. Read more for additional pictures and information.
“Creating an unforgettable image on the landscape of Tehran, the tower aims to be a symbol of resistance against the international politics that has placed sanctions and embargoes upon the country. By adopting a very radical approach, the project aims to convey the problems facing Iran’s economy, not only to emphasize the current social climate but also to explore the subjects which architecture can tackle and provide fresh solutions for,” reports Design Boom.