This is the first images of what appears to be a P.R stunt by the firm, Popularchitecture, for some new super-tall buildings in London.
Ungracefully plonked on top of hundreds of semi-detached houses with no regards for context, the concept is one of 1,500 metre tall towers that are self contained with all the infrastructure that the residential accommodation within needs.
They would have a population of 100,000 split into a dozen sky villages, each with a population of about 8,000. These areas would be separated by huge public spaces, circular in shape that make the plans look as bizarre as something the Tellytubbies would live in.
Open to the exterior as much as 20 floors tall they could have any number of uses from being public gardens to wind turbines to large scale shark pools for a future British dictator to carry out public executions in.
These hollow areas will also expose the interior of the tube shaped structure and give those with flats looking into the building an opportunity to look through it to the world outside rather than be greeted by the soulless view of endless walls.
Every so often a practise comes along with an idea like this for London, mostly for their own reasons of publicity. They will then claim they have had some interest from developers and investors but usually nothing ever happens.
We've had the ridiculed Green Bird which belongs in Ann Summers, whilst Make designed the Vortex Tower which coincidentally was shown off during their launch giving the media something to chatter about.
With 300 metre towers in London now unfeasible due to civil aviation guidelines and strict height limits caused by viewing corridors it seems unbelievable a 1,500 meter tall skyscraper would ever be taken seriously by anyone and there's little to show this isn't just another pie in the sky idea. Still, it's great p.r as everyone is writing about it.
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