chetwoods architects plans world's tallest towers for wuhan
chetwoods architects plans world's tallest towers for wuhan chetwoods architects plans world's tallest towers for wuhan
jun 30, 2014

chetwoods architects plans world's tallest towers for wuhan

chetwoods architects plans world’s tallest towers for wuhan
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british practice chetwoods architects has proposed a landmark design for the chinese city of wuhan, a pair of towers climbing to a height of 1,000 meters. entitled the ‘phoenix towers‘ the design rises above the 47 hectare site, part of an ambitious environmental masterplan for the region.


each spire comprises its own characteristics, with the taller ‘feng tower’ leaning towards the commercial zone, and the ‘huang tower’ oriented to face the city’s cultural and recreational district. incorporating advanced technological features, the design responds to the client’s wish for a style of architecture that boldly reflects chinese identity.

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the design rises above the 47 hectare site as part of an ambitious environmental master plan for the region




envisioned as a catalyst for the region, the scheme will invigorate the city connecting wuhan’s lakes environmentally and socially with the wider region as part of a wider green strategy. from an environmental perspective, a number of sustainable policies have been employed, including lightweight photovoltaic cladding, thermal chimneys, suspended air gardens, wind turbines, water harvesting/recycling, waste recycling via biomass boilers and hydrogen fuel cells at ground level. the towers will generate their own power requirement while simultaneously contributing energy to the surrounding district.

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diagram indicating environmental strategies

  • uh-huh.

    dbkii says:
  • One of man’s older ambitions – to build a tower to reach the sky.

    Maria Celeste says:
  • Communist junk that will be a pile of empty rusting junk before long.

    SKYSCRAPER says:

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