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Tower of Power is a Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper for Taiwan
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On November 1, 2011 @ 8:09 pm In Architecture,gallery,Sustainable Building,Wind Power | 2 Comments
Inspiration for the Taiwan tower’s  design came from woven bamboo or bamboo scaffolding – a meshed exterior encases all the programmatic elements. The weaving of the structure creates an intricate pattern and a series of voids that offer views of the city.
The gaps between the mesh also provide space to install 600 wind turbines for a total of 6 MW. These small vertical axis wind turbines  are quiet and sculptural – as opposed to large, noisy turbines. The landmark tower’s Eddy turbine -studded facade doubles as a power plant that generates energy for the city. Visitors to the landmark tower will enjoy views of the city and cultural events from a building wrapped with renewable energy-generating turbines.
+ NL Architects 
Via CubeMe 
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URLs in this post:
 NL Architects: http://www.nlarchitects.nl/
 Taiwan tower’s: http://inhabitat.com/futuristic-solar-skyscraper-wins-the-taiwan-tower-competition/
 vertical axis wind turbines: http://inhabitat.com/adobe-headquarters-installs-20-building-integrated-wind-turbines/
 Eddy turbine: http://www.urbangreenenergy.com/products/eddy
 CubeMe: http://cubeme.com/blog/2011/11/01/21626/
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