01 April 2012

Shanghai Tower ~ Inhabitat Interviews Chris Chan

Diane Pham at Inhabitat interviews Gensler's Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia's Tallest Skyscraper...
"The Tower’s design was centered around innovative sustainable concepts and technologies. [...] The dramatic twisting form of the tower, for instance, was not just inspired but shaped through careful study of how wind forces will move around the tower. Iterative study was made possible only with advanced BIM systems to adjust and update the whole tower shape according to CFM (computational fluid modeling) and wind tunnel feedback."
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