Quake-proof, zero-emission ‘All Seasons Tent Tower’

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Developed as a part of the Mercedes-Benz hotel tower competition for the city of Yerevan, Armenia, the “All Seasons Tent Tower” from OFIS Architecture is a quake-proof building, which is capable of resisting gravity load and the forces resulting from earthquakes. Featuring two terraced cylindrical towers, accommodating a restaurant, pool, spa and fitness center and bar in the higher tower, the tent tower integrates photovoltaic cells into the atrium roof to generate solar power. Presenting a dominant view from the city, the next-gen architecture also houses a hotel and apartments, together with a business center, shops and garage. Wrapping the terraces in high performance skin to reduce the solar gain in summers, the All Seasons Tent Tower makes use of a pipe system with embedded concrete slab that not only allows cooling without draft problems in hot weather but also provides heating during the chilly winter.

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Via: Designboom

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