UTS tower skin

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New skin for aging Sydney icons vote now on www.cloudscap.es UTS Tower, Goulburn Street Car Park and other 1960s Sydney icons could receive a much-needed facelift, thanks to an innovative plan called re-skinning. Multinational architectural practice, Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA), has developed a simple, cost effective, easily constructed skin for the University of Technology [UTS] Broadway Tower that promises to transform an icon into a sustainable and stunning building. The speculative project, Tower Skin, offers a unique opportunity to transform the identity, sustainability and interior comfort of the once state-of-the-art building, said Chris Bosse, Australian director of LAVA. Tower Skin is a transparent cocoon that acts as a high performance micro climate. It generates energy with photo-voltaic cells, collects rain water, improves day lighting and uses available convective energy to power the towers ventilation requirements. The Tower is wrapped with three-dimensional lightweight, high performance composite mesh textile. Surface tension allows the membrane to freely stretch around walls and roof elements achieving maximum visual impact with minimal material effort. As day turns to night, Tower Skin becomes a dynamic sculpture on Sydneys skyline, an intelligent media surface, communicating information such as performances and campus events in real time. The proposal integrates principles of architecture, fashion, media and communication design into a ...

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