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Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu

february 28,2011

Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu
view from forest

 

Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu
officelobby above

 

Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu
situation

 

Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu
groundfloor

 

Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu
standardfloor

 

Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu
section

 

Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu
facade

 

Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu
facade analyse

 

Prototype - Sign on the highway by Huibiao Wu
model


Master semester design
student: Huibiao Wu
from: ETH zurich, Switzerland
professor: Adrian Meyer
locate: Zurich
type: skyscraper,experiment design,commercial building

 

"In technical terms,a prototype is often a functional,simplified experimental model of a planned
component for a certain purposes. A prototype is often used as preparation for a series production. However, it can also be planned as a single piece to illustrate a particular concept. So,what will a prototype be felt like in the view from a moving car? "

The over 200m high tower stands in a forest. Its lower part is divided into three legs. They have
different functions and different relationships with the environment. In these three "legs" are
private apartments, hotel and shopping center. Hotel and shopping center are directly connected with the highway , while the part of apartments is hiding in the forest.They will join with each other above and become the "hub"of the whole building,where every public acts is happenning (e.g. cafe, gallery, cinema, etc.) The next upper floors are the work spaces. In sum, a closed circulation will be created in this tower,which is standing alone in the forest.
In aspect of structure,the facade and the core carry all the weights.There are four different opening-scales of sunblinds.They become gradually smaller from north to south.

see also:

  Bridge Towers in Forest by Hao Gan

 Semester design
  architecture student: Hao Gan
  from: ETH Zurich
  professor: Adrian Meyer
  semester: 2007
  category: commercial building,skyscraper

 

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