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SURE Wins Competition with "Endless City" Skyscraper

SURE Wins Competition with "Endless City" Skyscraper
SURE Wins Competition with "Endless City" Skyscraper, © SURE

Recently winning first place in a Skyscapers and SuperSkyscapers Competition, SURE Architecture has put forth a daring new proposition for a London skyscraper design. Their proposal, titled "The Endless City in Height," does away with the traditional notion of stacking floors on top of each other. Rather, this innovative design incorporates two street-sized ramps that wind their way up the exterior of the tower, creating extensions of the city streetscape that rise and coil vertically into the London skyline.


The ramps of the building, while intertwining, would be connected to each other by a series of bridges and walkways, facilitating as much pedestrian traffic as possible. Shops located along the ramps would be much the same as they would be on the ground, being free to customize their front façade in any way they see fit. This adds a sense of vibrancy to the design. Structural support for the tower would be provided by six steel tubes, which would also house plumbing and electrical work for the majority of the building. 


To meet zoning requirements, the skyscraper would narrow at its base and instead spread its coiled streets outward at its crown. This would also allow sunlight into the center of the tower and allow for naturally lit parks and plazas within the massive building. Its shape and orientation is also optimized to reduce the need for artificial lighting, as well as mechanical cooling and ventilation.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Connor Walker. "SURE Wins Competition with "Endless City" Skyscraper" 25 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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mark lynch · September 24, 2014

If the lifts were reliable and rents affordable I would be very happy to live in this building!

nagi · September 21, 2014

This is pretty much like the vertical mall studio that I did at ccny except this is simpler. My ramps were intentionally placed every where not on top of each other like this proposal. It was a structural challenge for me because there needs to be shear walls and rigor beams to support ramps and resist seismic and wind loads.

Mark Lynch · August 29, 2014

I think this is an excellent way to house people and preserve the green belt - undeveloped land is becoming increasingly scarce in the south east of England! My only worries are how safe this structure would be in high winds and what about parking?


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