Construction resumes on the tallest tower in the world

March 13, 2018 by  
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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture ‘s Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia is designed to be the world’s tallest building – however construction has been stalled at the 63rd floor. Now, according to local news, construction has resumed. Once the project is completed, which is slated to happen in 2020, the building will rise 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) into the sky. According to the Times of Oman , the $1.5 billion tower, also known as the Kingdom Tower , was experiencing challenges in construction. “We have faced delays. In projects of this magnitude you always have delays – I hope we’ll recover the delays we’ve had. We will be open for business by 2020, hopefully,” Mounib Hammoud, CEO of Jeddah Economic Co , said in an interview with the Times of Oman . Related: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Will Design Tallest Building in the World, Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia Building a tower this size is going to have challenges, so a delay isn’t entirely unexpected. Nothing this height has ever been built before, and it requires a lot of extra work, including experts who check the tower every week to make sure it is completely vertical. You can imagine what a disaster even a small percentage of lean would be. Even with the delays, the tower should have a concrete shell and cladding by next year and it’s scheduled to open to the public the following year. Right now, the world’s tallest building is the 2,716 foot-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai. + JEC + Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Via Times of Oman and Dezeen

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Futuristic eco city breaks ground in Kazakhstan for the World Expo 2017

June 15, 2016 by  
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The project focuses on using renewable energy as the primary source for infrastructure and daily operation of the buildings. Each element of the design aims to encourage and support the idea of clean energy across the project, which will feature exhibition and cultural pavilions, a residential development, commercial areas, educational and civic facilities, as well as parks and parking. Related: Santiago Calatrava picked to design UAE pavilion for Dubai World Expo 2020 Photo by Fatih Kucukcolak, via Metal Yapi Eng & Const Located at the very heart of the campus, the sphere-shaped Kazakhstan Pavilion will be a true symbol of the “Future Energy” concept. Its transformative skin will reduce thermal loss and reduce interior solar glare , at the same time increasing the building’s energy output through integrated sustainable systems such as photovoltaics. Each building was designed to reduce energy use and increase the amount of clean energy that can be harvested. “The building forms are the direct result of a considerate and thorough design process, which AS+GG practices as ‘Form Follows Performance,” said AS+GG partner Adrian Smith, FAIA. In addition to the excellent energy performance of individual buildings, the architects ensured that the entire development will be interconnected by including a smart energy grid, smart recycled water grid, integrated waste management system, and inter-seasonal underground thermal energy storage . After the Expo, the site will be converted into an office and research park for international companies and entrepreneurs. + Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Photos by A.O. Tercan

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The Crystal-Like Greenland Tower Breaks Ground in Chengdu, China

November 26, 2014 by  
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Chicago firm to build world’s fourth tallest building in China

August 5, 2011 by  
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Ritu Mathur: Wuhan Greenland Center Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architecture has accomplished another feat by winning the international bid to design Wuhan Greenland Center at Wuhan, a meeting point of Yangtez and Han rivers. The building will highlight China on the world map as it will be the fourth tallest building in the world. The Chicago based firm will be leading an interdisciplinary team consisting of various renowned firms like Thortan Tomasetti for structural engineering, PositivEnergy Practise, an energy service firm and other architect firms HOK Architects, GMP Architects and P&T Architects, for building the 606 meters (1988 feet) building within a span of five years. Picture Gallery Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to Design World’s 4th Tallest Building Construction is scheduled to begin this summer in Wuhan near the meeting of the Yangtze and Han rivers. This skyscraper is a project of Greenland Group, a Shanghai based company which is into the construction of this high profile building. At 119 levels, Wuhan Greenland Center will have 300,000 square meters of floor area. Out of which 200,000 square meter is earmarked for offices, 50,000 square meter for luxury apartments and 45 000 square meter for a grandiose five star hotel. Besides, the building will also house a 27 meter tall private club which will give the onlookers an opportunity to witness the breathtaking views of the city. The building is being designed with many eco friendly systems inbuilt in the design. Some of the important features are the tapered shape of the building and the tripod base being topped by rounded domes. This design has been developed in view of minimizing wind resistance and vortex action of the building, owing to its height. The corners of the tower will be made of curved glasses providing an apparent contrast with the curtained wall, engulfing the entire body of the building. Fissures in the building will be instrumental in venting wind pressure against the condominium. The architects have very consciously included an array of sustainable elements in the design of the building. For water recycling, a water recovery system will be installed which will take water from the hotel laundry, kitchen, and bathrooms and will reuse it for cooling purpose. For a highly efficient lighting system, low energy consuming lights and lamps will be installed. Besides there will also be a day light responsive system which will turn off lights automatically in case of sufficient sun light. For conservation of water low flow plumbing systems will be installed which will ensure conservation of energy and minimization of potable water wastage. The building is still in the designing phase and is expected to come up as a spectacular building with lots of sustainable systems ingrained in designing. Via: Bustler

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Will Design Tallest Building in the World, Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia

August 2, 2011 by  
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