An 'organic skyscraper' made from disused water bottles and office rubbish could be built in Britain. The bizarre addition to the capital's skyline is the idea of a Paris-based architecture firm.
- The tower would grow taller as it recycled its own rubbish to create extra floors
- The skyscraper would have a skeleton of metal poles in the style of Chinese bamboo scaffolding
- The exterior walls would be insulated panels made from discarded water bottles and waste paper
The tower could be built on a site close to Shoreditch High Street. The concept, from French firm Chartier-Corbasson, was recently commended in design competition. Thomas Chartier likened his creation to a "new Gherkin".