Minister of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture Building, Qatar by Aesthetics Architects Go Group
This towering cactus will be the brand new office building for The Minister of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture (MMAA) in Qatar designed by Bangkok-based Aesthetics Architects.
Also known as the cactus project, its design draws inspiration from the ability of cacti to successfully survive in hot, dry environments.
The energy efficient structure features sunshade panels that open and close according to the sun's intensity, similar to how a cactus chooses to perform transpiration to retain water - an example of biomimicry.
The base of the tower has a botanic dome housing a botanical garden. An edible garden and a living machine will be included adding to its green appeal.
Sources: DesignBloom, Inhabitat
Architects: Aesthetics Architects GO Group