New Delhi, India
VERTO is a filtration purification tower designed by Studio Symbiosis using Mann + Hummel filtration and drawing on the principles of aerodynamics to create a form that propagates maximum surface area, increased wind speed, and 360-degree air purification.
VERTO is a 360-degree multi-directional air purification system named after the word “turn”.
The tower rotates as it rises and transforms the environment by turning polluted air into clean air.
More than 99% of people living in urban areas are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the WHO limits.
Air pollution has become a serious health issue across the globe.
VERTO can clean 600,000 m3 of air per day, equivalent to an area twice the size of a cricket field with a height of 2 meters.
The triangular perforations are designed as a performance-driven system, with bigger openings at inlets and outlets.
The air is sucked in from energy-efficient fans and then gets filtered using fine dust filters to remove the pollutants from the ambient air.
An IOT control system enables the operation according to the demand.
VERTO has been designed using the principles of aerodynamics, to create a form that propagates maximum surface area, increased wind speed, and 360-degree air purification.
The rotation of the tower was further developed using CFD analysis to ensure that clean air is not getting mixed with unfiltered air being sucked at various levels.
A part of the CFD analysis was to ensure a 360 degree purification zone and maximum output of clean air.
The design of the tower consists of a triangulated component, to ensure ease of execution.
Each component is tapered in to create a compression of wind and thereby further increasing the air being pushed in.
The perforation pattern is designed as a performance driven system with bigger openings at inlet and outlet areas.
This gradient of openings also gives the design of VERTO a stark helical move accentuated by the perforation pattern.
A control system enables the operation of the filter columns to be adjusted according to demand and thus react to the current air quality.
External sensors record air and weather data, which are collected and evaluated in a cloud.
This technology has been available since 2018 and has been successfully implemented by German governmental institutions to tackle pollution levels in some of the most polluted traffic segments in rural areas to maintain EU pollution levels.
Architects: Studio Symbiosis
Project Design: Britta Knobel Gupta and Amit Gupta
Project Team: Gaurav Lamba, Anjan Mondal, Dewesh Agrawal, Kartik Misra, Nitish Talmale, Sonal Dongre Jain, Gagandeep Singh Virdi, Chinmay Chowdhary, Jitendra Farkade, Keshav Sapra, and Pallav Chaudhary
Filtration System: Mann + Hummel
Photographer: Avesh Gaur