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Tower of Light – Manchester, UK

Posted in Built by Michelle Deng on April 4, 2023

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Building: Tower of Light
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Address:  Lower Mosley St, Manchester M1 5HA, United Kingdom
General Contractor: Vital Energi
Architect: Tonkin Liu
Structural engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Vital Energi
Lighting Consultant: SEAM Design
Facade Contractor: Axis Envelope Solutions
Planning Consultant: Turley
Steelwork Fabricator: Shawton Engineering
Tile Manufacturer: Darwen Terracotta
Completed: February 2022

Building Use:
Tower that supports and encloses flues for a low-carbon energy center

AE Interests:
biomimicry, 37m tall sculptural chimney, minimal material usage, light and thin single surface structure, largest built shell lace structure inspired by mollusk shells formation, Manchestor’s historic district, energy landmark, improves energy efficiency by 45%, saves 1,600 tonnes of carbon emissions each year, tailored laser-cut stainless steel sheets welded together, 6-8 mm thick base that tapers to 4mm thick at the top, geometry optimized facade

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