Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shanghai surprise

Strolling through the busy airport terminal in Shanghai late last month we found LAVA's Bionic Tower on the front page of 'International Competition' published by Liaoning Science & Technology Publishing House in Shanghai.







The high-rise concept was designed in 2007 for a client in Abu Dhabi, and moves beyond the superseded modernist concept of extruded footprint and applied curtain wall. 


The tower features a fully integrated intelligent fa├žade that responds to its surrounding environment to create maximum energy efficiency and user comfort.


The tower unifies structure, space and architectural expression, similar to naturally occurring systems of organisation.

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