The past ten years have seen a new twist in tall building design: buildings that rotate as they rise, either for engineering or purely aesthetic purposes. Inspired by this recent trend, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has produced a new graphic entitled Tall Buildings in Numbers “Twisting Tall Buildings” to analyze the “recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.”
The infographic compares the buildings by height, along with the tightness and total degrees of their rotation. Continue after the break for the full graphic and links to the projects on ArchDaily.
- Shanghai Tower / Gensler
- Cayan Tower / SOM
- Evolution Tower / RMJM/Kettle Collective
- Turning Torso / Santiago Calatrava
- Absolute Towers / MAD Architects
- The Grove at Grand Bay / BIG
Twisting Tall Buildings is also included within 2016 Issue III of the CTBUH Journal, which also includes a case study on Evolution Tower, Moscow – the seventh tallest twisting tower in this study. You can purchase a copy of the journal here.
News via CTBUH.