Other Projects :
A limited design competition for a zero-energy super tower resulted in the concept design of X-Change Gateway. Two raking towers intersect to create a dynamic composition, and define three levels of occupancy.
Six 50m diameter wind turbines are located in the steel pinnacles of the towers, and combined with PV panels to shade southern exposure to provide a generative capacity of 6Mw, against a total power requirement for the site of 4.5Mw – a comfortable surplus allowance for low wind conditions. The towers are supported by a random exoskeleton of slender concrete (to 350m) and steel elements, rising to 500m in height.