PoroCity was designed as an alternative to the regular concrete jungle. With the onset of Covid-19, more people are becoming interested in less stuffy apartments, with more ventilation and as much sunlight as possible. The project focuses on building healthier and greener, especially for a post-pandemic world.
The design concept stems from the working of a termite mound, and its cross-ventilation system using pores which helped prevent their food from spoiling. This concept is used in the design, where the atriums bring in the fresh air and the high central space acts as a chimney space.
While the central atrium allows cross-ventilation, the green roofs and sky gardens help in providing much cleaner air. PoroCity’s apartments have flexible partitions. Residents will have private outdoor space and access to community sky gardens.
Smart material choices like using mass timber, help produce lesser carbon-emissions. PoroCity proposes living spaces that are airy and close to nature.