Monday, May 28, 2012
Anna Rosenblum's Proposal to "Green Up JFK"
Rising 5th-year Archi Garnering Some Attention
A layover at JFK International Airport could actually be quite refreshing if you could breathe cleaner air in a literally green room.
That is Carnegie Mellon University architecture student Anna Rosenblum's idea: an airport terminal extension that uses walls and roofs made of aeroponic plants that filter and clean the polluted outdoor air before it enters the indoor ventilation system.
"The T4 Terminal Extension seeks to provide an improved indoor environmental quality for passengers and employees," said Rosenblum (A'13). "The outdoor air is contaminated with petroleum, jet fumes, and other toxins, and so the intake air must go through a rigorous cleansing process."