Chose to make my own U2 tower proposal for my final design project. Im probably 2/3 the way there, alot of detail to add to my model.. and my plans and sections are basically at diagram stage so alot of work to do there yet also.
Anyway tower is 240m, slenderness ratio of 12:1 (very tall for dublin i know, but i have my reasons)... Integrated a pedestrian bridge into the design so the base of the tower is pretty much a landscape which is porous to the city... this bridge connects to the future pedestrianised street of the point village. Most floors are apartments with u2 studios and terrace at the top. Oh yea, the design came from my studies of tall buildings and the wind phenomen associated with them.... observations of vortices etc thru simulations... So, in simple terms, and without going in depth to my approach, the external structure was to resemble a vortex which sweeps and twists the building footprint into the sky. Critique away
Perpective and end elevation
View from above of its current state - including bridge
Intersecting/twisting elliptical floor plates + primary external structure only
Simple diagram of whats happening with floor plates in image above
Old concept model
Obviously, as i have said... alot of work to do regarding the facade, structure!!!, plans, sections, but im working to an august deadline. Comments on the final form? I'll post plans as i get thru them