Warka Water Tower

Still today millions and millions of people don’t have access to safe drinking water.

Designer Arturo Vittori believed the solution to this catastrophe lies not only in high technology, but in the fushion of local knowledge and recource, visionary design, and ancient traditions, resulting in sculptures that look like giant-sized artistic objects.

The Tower

These stunning water towers stand nearly 30 feet tall and can collect over 25 gallons of potable water per day by harvesting atmospheric water vapor. Called WarkaWater towers, each pillar is comprised of two sections: a semi-rigid exoskeleton built by tying stalks of juncus or bamboo together and an internal plastic mesh, reminiscent of the bags oranges come in. The nylon and polypropylene fibers act as a scaffold for condensation, and as the droplets of dew form, they follow the mesh into a basin at the base of the structure.