A paper by Jeffrey Huggins, Associate Principal
Originally presented at the Cities to Megacitites: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism Conference, 2016
One of the outgrowths of dense vertical urbanism is the challenge of interconnecting tall buildings at multiple levels in the sky. In order to that the super-connected urban whole, pathways between the vertical nodes must be equally advanced along with technological breakthroughst that allow towers to grow vertically. The "Conservatory" at Raffles City in Chongqing, China, is a new invention of the horizontal tower. It provides a fully enclosed mixed-use program while linking vertical towers together, creating a new type of three-dimensional building matrix.
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