Tallest towers in the world with sustainable technology heading for China

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China could soon be home to two of the world’s tallest towers if a concept from Chetwoods Architects has anything to do with it. The UK based architect firm have designed the Phoenix Towers concept, which would be located in Wuhan, Central China. The bigger of the two of the towers would be taller than the Burj Khalifa at 1km in height and would feature plenty of sustainable technology. The phoenix Towers project is just one of four plans that Chetwoods Architects are developing alongside the HuaYan Group in China.


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The two towers would cover 7 hectares and sit on a 47 hectare plot on an island in a lake in the city. The city is known as the City of a Thousand Lakes, with the island on which the two towers will be built being at the end of an avenue that is 9, 842ft.


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In keeping with the culture of China the design of the towers were made relevant and Chetwoods Architects chose the Fenghuang, otherwise known as the Chinese Phoenix as the basis of the design. The Chinese Phoenix is a mythological bird and the bigger of the two towers would be the Feng, the male, while the smaller of the two would be Huang, the female.


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Environmental technology would feature in the top section of the two towers. Green technology planned for the towers includes lightweight photovoltaic cladding, thermal chimneys, water harvesting along with recycling, biodynamic pollution-absorbing coatings, hydrogen fuel cells and waste recycling. Visitors to the region would be able to enjoy planets that orbit the towers along with seeing the tallest kaleidoscope in the world.


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Chetwoods Architects plan on including all of the above in the world’s tallest towers, so as to allow them to generate all the energy needed. The larger of the two towers, the Feng tower, would be able to transfer some of its energy to the Huang tower. Along with this, some of the energy could be transferred to the area surrounding the towers, possibly by way of exporting the energy to a local grid.


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At the moment Chetwoods Architects are waiting to get final approval. This has to be granted by the Mayor of Wuhan, China, and if everything goes to plan ground will be broken in 2015, with the construction of the two towers taking around three years to reach completion. The budget for the building of what would be the tallest towers in the world comes in at US$1.2 billion.

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