Aedas to design Dubai-esque tower for Shanghai

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Architects Aedas has won a competition to design a twisting tower, reminiscent of Dubai Cayan Tower, for Shanghai, China.

The Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower, rising up to 155 metres, will gradually twist from its central axis as it towers upwards.

Aedas revealed: “It begins with an extruded rectangular plan. Going upward, the west wall is gradually warped to accommodate the subway setback that cuts off the corner of the otherwise square project side; and the north wall is warped to the east.”

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The tower’s façade will consist of three glass panels that are angled in four different directions in order to reflect light and mimic a media screen.

Aesdas further explained: “Curtain wall details were then developed to accommodate small differences in glass sizes and four different aluminium million angles to minimise cost and fabrication time.”

The project will also include a podium platform located at the base of the tower, used as a public green space that floats above glass boxes housing retail, restaurant and café units.

The completion date for the project is planned for 2015.

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