An unusual building with a 40-meter tower has appeared in Manchester, which provides low-carbon energy to a network of key facilities throughout the area
March 18, 2022
Near the central station of the British city of Manchester appeared an unusual building called “Tower of light and wall of energy.” The 40-meter tower is visible from afar and is designed to become a new landmark of the city. In fact, it is part of an infrastructure complex that provides low-carbon energy to a network of key facilities throughout the area.Tonkin Liu completes Manchester's “Tower of Light and Energy Wall”The tower represents the power of clean energy technology.The 40-meter-high tower covers the chimneys of a low-carbon energy center.
The authors of the project are Tonkin Liu Studio. The design is based on the science of biomimetics, which studies the creation of devices, devices, mechanisms or technologies based on wildlife. The tower in Manchester is considered the tallest biomimetic structure in the world. It is made of white painted metal with perforations.
The wall of the building is covered with ceramic tiles.The tower is made of perforated steel sheets, created using computer simulation.
The complex structure of the tower was computer modeled and represents the movement of energy, like the wall of the station. It is sheathed with glazed ceramic tiles that reflect the light and traffic on the busy highway opposite, and at night it is illuminated with illumination. For the wall cladding, Tonkin Liu architects needed to make 1,373 tiles of various shapes (a total of more than 30 variations). But now the residents of Manchester have a new attraction. /77dc07b234dd57660753b4d70829f28c.jpg” width=”728″ height=”1092″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-371a4ab7=”1″ alt=”Manchester has built a power plant with a 40m tower” />The wall is made up of 1373 tiles. “728” height=”1092″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-371a4ab7=”1″ alt=”Manchester has built a power plant with a 40m tower” />The tower is illuminated at night.