The British architectural firm RMJM recently won the observation tower competition in Doumen district of Zhuhai, China.The unique tower will become a new local landmark.The design inspiration comes from the unique water culture of Doumen district.TheFish jumping gesture symbolizes good prospects of Doumen.Meanwhile, the axial symmetry shape of the tower provides the full range of view to the guests. The lower observation platform at 88 m is protected from the windby a glass enclosure, the higher platform at 93 meters provides an open view to the Huangyang River.
Enlarge the middle part for experience space and to twist the form to face the town center. In the meanwhile, to generate a bionic shape.
People can walk up the experience stairs with several interaction platformson the way to the top.The observation platform on the top has double viewing platforms. On platform is located at 88 m surrounded by glass, reducing the effect from strong winds. The upper platform at 93 meter will provide boundless views towards the Huangyang River and the beautiful surroundings.
The design tools, which are used to generate the shape of the tower, are parametric design modeling tools. The main structure of the tower consists of twelve two-dimensional curves, which are divided in a second step for the sub frame. The sub-frame serves as the holding for the 1400 panels, which will create the iconic look of the tower.
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