Looks really great - a prize that is well deserved. It is a pity that many (but not all) other BSF projects look so bland and uninspiring.
Surely "j'en ai marre" I'm Tired?
Comment on: Zaha reveals trio of Brisbane towers
I for one really like it - reminds me of a slightly opened tulip or fluted wine glass.
Yet another loss of original architectural features at the Battersea Power Station. A reproduction is never the same as the original. Strange that we can repair and maintain poorly constructed concrete parabolic air-defence sound mirrors in Denge that very few people know about but have to demolish and rebuild these well known chimneys. Another round to the philistines.
"Wall panels within the tower would be made of recycled paper or compressed plastic bottles" I wonder what the passive fire protection industry will make of that! If the fire compartments do hold out then the chlorine based acids released in a fire from the hydrocarbon plastics will corrode everything including stainless steel as the smoke will still get through to many floors.
I also wonder what the vibrations from all the mini turbines will do to the structure when they are all wizzing away. Probably less than the useless turbines on the Strata.
I know that Hackney seems to get the green tower blocks with Waugh Thistleton's Stadthaus CLT structure in Murray Grove - But how does this CLT building withstand the pressure of a gas explosion (they appear to have a gas supply for the hobs)? How do you repair it when a slow leak over years has caused the CLT to rot?
There are lots of new concepts out in the architectural world and I am now finding it harder and harder to work out how to repair and maintain them.