In most buildings the façade or its ‘face’ is the outward visual appearance or expression of a building. It forms the most significant manifestation of the building’s ‘architecture’ to the outside world. However the façade must also perform a number of important roles for the actual occupants and owners of the building. Large high profile buildings and their facades increasingly must contribute positively towards more global issues such as long term sustainability and energy use.
Wilkinson Eyre / ArupSoftware and Solution
The building, a twisting 46-storey tower that is due for completion in the summer 2011, will serve as a prominent entryway into the Moscow-City district occupying its southeastern plot, which connects to a completed pedestrian bridge. City Palace will contain about 1.8 million square feet of space, divided evenly between retail, administrative, and office functions, with a parking lot planned on three underground levels.
RMJMSoftware and Solution
This 66-story building is composed of two main towers that unite to form an arch, symbolizing a gateway. The arch is an important symbol in Suzhou, where the 2,500-year-old Pan Gate also calls home. The Gate of the Orient is its modern equivalent. The simple geometry and vivid design are the prefect symbol of China, marking the country as the forefront of development in the Far East.
RMJM & Shanghai Construction GroupSoftware and Solution
Burj Dubai is the tallest building in the world. The structural system consists of a "buttressed" core and preimeter columns, with a six-sided central core, or hexagonal hub. The result is a tower that is extremely stiff torsionally. The primary structural system is reinforced concrete. To account for the time-dependent concrete effects, a comprehensive construction sequence analsyis incorporating the effects of creep and shrinkage was utilized to monitor and adjust for the time-dependent behavior of the structure.
Skidmore, Owings&MerrillSoftware and Solution
The # Haeundae Adelis comprises of three RC skyscrapers designed with new high strength concrete. Housing an indoor golf club, swimming pool, fitness center, and business facilities, it is also ideally located such that 90% of the residents have an ocean view of the pacific.
Rosenwasser-GrossmanSoftware and Solution