The medical research tower is about the global necessities regarding social, environmental, and architectural issues.
Mumbai is the ideal city for this project; the proposal consists of building into the ocean to not consume the scarce availability of land in Mumbai as well as globally. Another issue is the global population rising every day and the continuous diseases spreading throughout the third world countries. Going into this project our main concentration was designing a medical tower for the highly concentrated HIV issue in the world. After our research was done we saw that HIV was not the only predominant issue being faced, the issues of water pollution, over population, numerous health diseases, global warming, and poverty became more apparent as our scrutinizing deepened. As we studied different parts of the world that would fit the needs of our ideal skyscraper for the future we noticed that Mumbai was the adequate site to be an example for the world. Currently India is the third country with the highest HIV-inhabitants in the world. Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia, located in Mumbai has over a million people and is highly affected by over-population, water contaminated-related diseases, lack of sanitation, etc. Also another strong element to Mumbai is The Bandra Worli Sea-Link built in this past summer of (09). The proposal is anchored within the structure of the bridge into the Arabian Sea. Inside the entire building there is a communal plaza, hospital (main tower), technology (collection/distribution), and a U.N. embassy chambers (to oversee the entire facility and to promote new programs for the people). The main tower is dedicated to the medical field, a research tower to experiment on the already numerous sickened population. The 12 million living in these conditions will be offered this opportunity voluntarily. The skin of the tower has a triple layer of 1.structure/infrastructure to collect water, 2. Solar photovoltaic panels, and 3. Micro wind turbines. The entire proposal will attend to 500,000 people, although this is not enough, it is a beginning. Our idea continues to different parts of the world including Kibera, Kenya, Lagos, Nigeria, Kwa-zulu, South Africa.