How do you deconstruct a skyscraper? With a semi-automatic system composed of milling robots, setters, a protective frame and shredders/sorters. Milling robots equipped with flame cutters dismantle the stories of the buildings. Pipes on the exterior walls are used to conduct the waste material to the base where it is shredded and separated into glass, concrete, steel and other residue. As the deconstruction progresses, the X-frame and the suspended protective covering meander towards the bottom of the building.
This system is based on existing technologies. It is expeditious and economical as well as ecologically responsible and harmless to people and nature – a vision for urban planning focused on quality of life and regeneration.