Gallery: Solar Building Skin Turns Sydney’s Ugliest Tower into an Eco-m...


Sydney’s ugliest building may soon be getting a new lease on life through to a plan to ‘reskin’ the entire tower with a high-performance photovoltaic skin. Architecture firm Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has proposed the retrofit, and if their plan is enacted it would turn the 1960’s brutalist building into a brilliant super-efficient eco-tower.

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  1. Dubai's Wave Tower is a... September 13, 2010 at 9:16 am

    […] proximity to the waterfront of downtown Dubai. Conceived by A-Cero, the design saves energy with a unique skin and incorporates green zones within to filter the air and boost the living quality of the 92-floor […]

  2. davidwayneosedach February 11, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Outstanding! So futuristic – it seems unreal. What an addition to downtown Sydney!

  3. February 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    When I studied there in the mid 90’s our Buildin Technology lecturer told us it was the only building in Sydney likely to withstand a nuclear blast. The outer walls are six feet thick.

  4. thiagomaso February 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    i think the new enclosure is much more ugly then the actual, and I hardly believe that wrapping a building makes it “sustainable”. I’m sorry but to me it just make things worst. and it reduce carbon footprint? cmon! its a thin line between doing something good and self promotion, and I might be pessimist with this one, but I think its the second option here.

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