The urban experience is saturated with distractions and toxins. This urban residue collects inside the inhabitants of the city manifesting themselves in disconnection of the mind from its body and surroundings. Urban Filter is a Re-Ligare Institute that cleanses city dwellers and reunites them with themselves and their surroundings as well as fostering a sense of self community. Urban Filter functions like a marine sponge. It brings visitors through a central atrium and cleanses them through each floor. The path from first to ninth floor is a transformative journey of detoxification and refocusing culminating in a complete reconnection of mind and body.