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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

ENERGY LAND TOWER in Vienna, Austria by heri&salli

 
April 8th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: heri&salli

The architectural studio heri&salli from Vienna was assigned by the Vienna Technical Museum the development of a solar updraft tower for Vienna’s urban space. In a solar updraft tower the air is warmed by the sun by means of a horizontal floor convector and rises due to the natural thermic convection in a “chimney“. Several turbines create electrical energy by means of this airflow.

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

  • Architects: heri&salli
  • Project: ENERGY LAND TOWER
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Around a tube-like concrete core as updraft shaft of the so called energy-land-tower developes a 1000 meter high habitable landscape. We move away from the concept of the house- as well as the classical high-rise, which we are used to comprehend as a closed building. We don’t stack storey over storey for a building, instead we arrange the ground and the land in the space, thereafter we integrate the buildings, sort of a high rise-land.

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

By means of an orthogonal three-dimensional structure – following grid like urban planning- we begin by spreading out and opening up a space, that can be used afterwards. The grid formulates opening upconnecting- and public zones that are available. Around the inner structure mobile climate shields are arranged. They can form into shells or cover individually , if necessary ,single parts. The structure forms the space and in the same time spreads out the climate shields.

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Equipped with solar cells they are able to move according to the light and if necessary provide shade or keep away wind flows. Excess rainwater is saved and used for irrigation. When required it’s possible to create proper rain, mist or climatical micro areas. The engergy-land-tower is a compressed habitat, as well concerning the vertical as the horizontal- that’s specific about it. It includes not only the height but also the material range. That’s what’s often missing in the competition for the highest house.

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

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Image Courtesy © heri&salli

Image Courtesy © heri&salli

Image Courtesy © heri&salli

Image Courtesy © heri&salli

Image Courtesy © heri&salli

Image Courtesy © heri&salli

Image Courtesy © heri&salli

Image Courtesy © heri&salli

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