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Colossal infrastructures aim to provide a solution to the needs of a growing population, increasingly concentrated and eminently urban. From guaranteeing the water and energy resources of growing cities, to creating sustainable and smart urban growth environments. These are some of the megaprojects under construction that are going to transform the world geography.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to reflect on the way of life we lead and how we influence our environment, an exercise that also extends to the construction sector. Engineers, architects and interior designers are working to design new spaces that minimise infections, and they are experimenting with new materials, structures and fixtures.
In China alone, more than 600,000 elevators (or lifts) are installed annually, a means of transport ten times safer than its main competitor, the escalator. The invention that would transform 19th century urbanism emerged in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, even though the concept had existed for centuries. Today, plans for the elevator have even raised it to the status of a tool for space exploration.
Environmental noise pollution is a threat to health, especially in cities. Reducing the noise impact of traffic, and even that derived from leisure, is necessary to stop the harmful effects on its inhabitants. In the trend of making cities more livable spaces, solutions from architecture are already being tested to minimize and even eliminate this urban noise.