Vortex Tower


Vortex Tower

The Vortex Tower was the working name of a huge and highly innovative project designed by Ken Shuttleworth’s MAKE Architects, the building would have risen to a height of 984 feet (300 m) and 70 floors.

The shape of the Vortex Tower is a hyperboloid of revolution. The structure is twisted into a spiral shape with a tapering centre and wide base. The project is based on a different concept, with rotation enabling the use of leaning columns as straight structural elements of hyperboloid.

The Vortex is planned on the edge of the City of London outer eastern fringe if ever built.

ee also

* Ken Shuttleworth
* MAKE Architects
* Hyperboloid structure
* Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower
* List of Hyperboloid structures

References

* [http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/feature295/ The Vortex]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/nc/ne/?id=101144 Make proposes 300-metre Vortex for London]
* [http://society.guardian.co.uk/urbandesign/story/0,11200,1242601,00.html Twisting tower will be London's highest]
* [http://www.designbuild-network.com/idbi_downloads/vortex.pdf The Vortex Tower]
* [http://worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=60 London architect’s vision for tall buildings]


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