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Category: Towers / Skyscrapers

Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi Opens

Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company announced the opening of Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi – located at the city’s premium business address on the top floors of the iconic Capital Gate building, which leans a record-breaking 18 degrees. Occupying floors 18 to 33 of the Capital Gate building, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi offers 189 luxury guestrooms and suites featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer sweeping, bird’s eye views of the Arabian Gulf and the city.

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Office Tower in Warsaw, Poland / by schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects to design a 188 meter office tower in Warsaw.

Office Tower Warsaw / by schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the international architectural competition to design a 188 meter office tower in the financial district of central Warsaw, Poland. The 60,000 m2 high-rise building is to replace the existing ‘Ilmet’ building and will stand out as a modern landmark clearly identifiable in the Warsaw skyline by its unique elegant shape and appearance.
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Indigo Tower / by IO DESIGN

Indigo Tower / by IO DESIGN

With a focused look at sustainability, the Hong Kong-based architecture firm lO has been developing a series of research projects aimed at improving the quality of the built environment. One project, the Indigo Tower, takes an active stance and addresses the problem of urban pollution by helping purify the air of our cities through a combination of passive solar techniques and advanced nanotechnology.

The high-rise tower pulls dirt, grease and bacteria out of the air. The cleansing reaction is triggered by the use of a nano coating of titanium dioxide (TiO2) on the outer skin of the tower. TiO2 is a very strong oxidation agent triggered by a photocatalyst reaction.

During the day the reaction is naturally powered by sunlight acting on the titanium dioxide skin. At night the reaction is maintained by a series of ultraviolet lights that are powered by energy collected from photovoltaic panels during the day.
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Skyscrapers bridge PONTMARE, Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

Skyscrapers bridge PONTMARE, Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

[Google-translated from Spanish]
The city of Valencia is suffering an economic and cultural development very important in recent years, which is resulting in a recycling process model and growth of the city. Among many other projects, perhaps the most ambitious is finally connecting Valencia to the sea. The southern part of the river is beginning to consolidate, and instead, the north, take longer, since you have to remodel and recycling, an urban and consolidated.
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The Sliced Porosity Block Tops Out / by Steven Holl Architects

The Sliced Porosity Block—the Raffles City development designed by Steven Holl Architects in Chengdu—celebrates its topping out at 123 meters. Located just south of the intersection of the First Ring Road and Ren Min Nan Road, the 3 million square feet mixed-use complex consists of five towers with offices, apartments, retail, a hotel, cafes, and restaurants.

Sliced Porosity Block / by Steven Holl Architects

The project’s sun sliced geometry results from careful study of daylight exposures to the surrounding urban fabric. Porous and inviting from every side, five vertical entrances cut through a layer of micro-urban shopping before leading to the elevated public ‘Three Valley’ plaza. A great urban terrace on the scale of Rockefeller Center, this multi-level plaza in the center of the complex is sculpted by stone steps, ramps, trees, and ponds. Here the public space parallax of overlapping geometries is supercharged by color that glows from the shops positioned underneath the plaza.
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Opportunity Squared in Tokyo, Japan / by van der Architects

Opportunity squared, Tokyo, Japan / by van der Architects

van der Architects, a Tokyo-based architect firm, shared with us their latest project called “Opportunity Squared”. This is a parking tower with a penthouse at the top, to be built in central Tokyo in 2012.
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The LLUM Skyscraper, New York / by Luis de Garrido

Skyscraper THE LLUM

[Google-translated from Spanish]
The history of skyscrapers “The Llum” has its origin in September 2001, in response to international architectural competition that aims to management of lower Manhattan in New York as a result of the disaster a year ago.
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Miravalle Tower Monterrey, México / by GLR arquitectos

Miravalle Tower Monterrey, Nuevo León, México 2007 / by GLR arquitectos

This multifamily housing project consisting of 84 high level apartments, plus four luxury penthouses was constructed on a densely wooded site that included eighty-foot tall pecan trees. To protect as much of this site as possible and to take advantage of potential views, a high rise solution was adopted, creating a building with four apartments per floor with an integrating central core for vertical circulation.
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