Tái Yàng Tower Complex by Alberto Embriz-Salgado

Tái Yàng Tower Complex by Alberto Embriz-Salgado

Tái Yàng Tower Complex is located on the busy Victoria Harbor, this complex is a daring urban planning scheme aimed at revitalizing this important transportation hub and cultural center of Kowloon with the addition of 3 museums, a park, and extended promenade along the water. The crown jewel however lies within the Tái Yàng Tower. Behaving like a solar updraft tower for the production of its own energy, its expansive double glass skirt harnesses the heat from the sun to catalyze the rising air to power wind turbines at its top. This mechanism is enabled through its large interior —under which lies an expanded catamaran ferry station accessible by underground parking. The adjoining park provides further parking for visitors to the museum row, while being connected to the smaller park/pavilion across the street.

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