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Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou, China

Tuesday 08 Aug 2006

The winds of change

Pearl River Tower by SOM in Guangzhou, China
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP 
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14/03/11 kevin, paris
the project looks great on its own and i have no words to describe how this will amaze so many people as it has amazed me. the building is great but there is just one thing i am not concerned about, is it 100% secure, because it would be awfull to see a building like this go to waste. if you are not sure what i am talking about, then i shall make myself clear.
is this building going to be able to resist natural disasters such as: earthquakes, hurracaines, tornados, ect because having a building of 303 meters high means it has to have a great strengh to support any disaster that comes along the way.
if this building gets to be as impresing as it is in the picture then i shall nothing else to say against it
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09/09/08 Victor Winston Biveira, Thiruvananthapuram
Models of this green building are going to be future of the I T Parks in the world. The power generation concept comes from a ground-breaking energy conversion idea using ambient wind speed amplification. The wind speed amplification factor permits, for an equal quantity of energy produced, to use smaller and more robust blades, operating in much larger range of wind speeds.
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Innovative form embraces wind 

SOM have recently announced a new 69 storey, 303 metre tower, in Guangzhou, for China National Tobacco Corp. The Pearl River Tower epitomizes the super tall corporate headquarters building of tomorrow as an iconic, high performance structure, that is designed in such harmony with its environment that it potentially produces as much energy as it consumes. The building’s sculptural form guides wind to a pair of openings at its mechanical floors. The rapid winds push turbines that generate energy for the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The openings also provide structural relief, by allowing wind to pass through the building instead of pressing against it. Abundant natural light, solar power and grey water retention also enhance the building’s environmentally-friendly nature.

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Status Design
Value 0(m€)

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