Green skyscraper will have 'steel-like' concrete skin

August 11, 2010

At the AIA Show in San Antonio last month, Paris-based architect Jacques Ferrier showed off his latest concept for a green mixed-used skyscraper. The unusual design incorporates a curving lattice façade made of ultra-high-performance concrete that will act as the building's primary structural system. The thin, prefabricated concrete members will free the interior structure from any wind-bracing functions, creating near-column-free floor plates. BD+C Managing Editor Dave Barista talked with Ferrier about his “Hypergreen” prototype in an exclusive podcast: www.bdcnetwork.com/info/CA6445662.html

         
 

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