First look: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill skyscraper designed to 'confuse the wind'

Design duo reveals a slender scheme for Mumbai's Imperial Tower

May 07, 2013 |

Like a giant wing standing on its end, the planned 400-meter-high, 116-story Imperial Tower in Mumbai will feature a slender, rounded form optimized to withstand the area's strong wind currents.

The scheme by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture features dozens of sky gardens notched out of the glass-and-steel facade that, according to the design team, will "confuse the wind."

The firm's competition-winning proposal includes 132 condo units, up to 1,115 square meters in size, along with rental apartments, according to Dezeen.

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