2014 Alexander Balchin

Alex studied Architecture at The University of Nottingham, UK. His project, the ‘Clean Air Tower’ combines vertical architecture with industrial air-cleaning technologies and self-generated power, making use of the stack effect to clean 8,500,000 m3 of air per year for residents, office workers and the citizens of Tianjin. It also received the First Prize Award at the 3rd Annual CTBUH International Student Design Competition 2014.