Located on the busy Victoria Harbor, this complex is a daring urban planning scheme aimed at revitalizing this important transportation hub and cultural center with the addition of three museums, a park, and extended promenade along the water. The crown jewel however lies within the Tái Yàng Tower. Behaving like a solar updraft tower for the production of its own energy, its expansive double glass skirt harnesses the heat from the sun to catalyze the rising air to power wind turbines at its top—under which lies an expanded catamaran ferry station accessible by underground parking.
Tái Yàng Tower Complex
Project Status: Student
- Alberto Embriz-Salgado: Cornell University