flower tower, london
The Flower Tower London is a 760,000-square-foot, 58 story residential development for a private developer and owner for the city of London, England. Envisioned as a new paradigm for vertical garden living, Flower Tower implements strict building systems design that emphasizes state of the art mechanical controls combined with natural ventilation and planted garden terraces for every resident. The first tower of several planned locations in Europe, Asia and the Middle-East, Flower Tower aims to prototype a vertical building typology that reinforces living within the central city core, use of existing mass transportation and the physical and spiritual greening of place. Developed using parametric design, the unique twisting torso employs a concrete core and perimeter column grid that is vertical and four corner columns that transpose diagonally end to end. Bi-laterally symmetrical planning principles deliver repetitive exterior wall, structural and mechanical components, fostering construction schedule and materials cost savings.
Images by Todd Halamka + Partners.