116 Story Wind Confusing Imperial Tower Skyscraper in Mumbai
Smith + Gill Architects have started on an adventure. They are creating the Imperial Tower in Mumbai with a design that has never been tried before using technology that has only been tested in wind tunnels. Their project is a 116 story skyscraper that will become the tallest building in Mumbai standing 1200 feet above the next tallest building. What makes the building so innovative? The architects are on a mission to confuse the wind.
What does this mean? They have designed the building using strategic openings and features to move the wind to reduce the effects of negative pressure as the wind races around the building. Their design uses the power of the wind to create the proper counter forces instead of relying on dampeners on the roof to help harmonize the movement. This new design creates a fascinating appearance and new technology that could revolutionize the way tall building are built in the future.