Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zaha Hadid - D'Leedon

"Having been designing in Singapore for ten years, the partners-in-charge of the project – the 2004 Pritzker Prize-winning Zaha Hadid and architectural theorist Patrik Schumacher – say the Farrer Road design is the result of the firm’s decade-long research into the urban fabric of the city."

Structural Elements

The main structural system will be concrete based. The tower elevations will be glazed to allow for maximum panoramic views from the site out towards the surrounding areas.

Project architect Viviana Muscettola commented on the engineering challenges of designing a building of this ‘wine glass’ shape: “Lateral stability of the core is the biggest challenge for slender towers,” she says.

This was addressed in early stages of the design process with the use of structural walls perpendicular to the core. Those elements have been integrated in the plan in a way that does not interfere with the flexibility of the internal planning, where rooms can be easily joined or enlarged to fit custom needs of the individual user.

Also, edge columns wrap the individual petals and are tied back to the core, whereas we managed to avoid any structural column within the floor plan in an additional effort to maximise flexibility.”

Information from D'Leedon.com

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