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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Plant-inspired skyscrapers?

Burj Dubai was apparently modeled after the shape of a flower. Are there any other skyscrapers proposed, under-construction, or built that are designed like plants or trees?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:38 PM   #2
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This one in Macao looks like a plant
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:53 PM   #3
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OMG, that's so ugly

There's project for Warsaw, called Lilium Tower (235m) by Zaha Hadid, hopefully cancelled for now inspired by cactus

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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:57 PM   #4
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why hopefully cancelled? looks really good IMO
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:01 PM   #5
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Cactus-inspired:

For Doha, Qatar


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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:01 PM   #6
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The design is inspired by traditional Chinese architecture, with a shape resembling a pagoda. The sectioned tower is also inspired by the bamboo plant, which is a model of strength, resilience, and elegance.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 03:24 PM   #7
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ION Orchard in Singapore draws inspiration from Orchard Road's past as a fruit orchard, with a curvilinear facade to reflect the growth of a budding plant from a seedling. The mall has already opened and the tower is completing soon. It will feature a public observation deck on top.



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More info on the building here
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 09:57 PM   #8
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:30...Gherkin%27.JPG

swiss re. most plants grow through the process of phyllotaxis, with new sections appearing as fractions of the previous growth. very pretty and new for buildings, and it's also hugely expensive as construction techniques haven't caught up with biology.
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why hopefully cancelled? looks really good IMO
Doesn't fit in there. I'm not convinced that organic shapes are best choice for Warsaw, just not in style of this city. Maybe in some other part of city this could somehow fit in... but definitely not there, between complex of two very nice, stylish boxy 140m scrapers that became one of symbols of Warsaw, that should't be spoiled in that way.

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Majority of Warsaw's highrises are of simple shape. they fit one to another and form very nice skyline. But that's not thread for that discussion, so eot
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