Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High Rise – Columns of Curved Glass

Shonn Mills
Global High Rise Director
Ramboll Group, Copenhagen

Nimit Langsuan Residences project, located in Bangkok, Thailand, is a 210-meter-tall high end residential with over 50,000 square meters of accommodation. The tower will be unique in the Bangkok landscape and is characterized by a three-dimensional curved glass façade. These 3D curved glass elements form a repeating grillage on the building envelope and are highlighted by a corner treatment where the structural design is integrated with the concept to provide structure free views of the city. The drama of the corner treatment is enhanced further by the transparent columns of curved glass which span from the podium level over 40 stories to the crown of the building.

This presentation explored the development of the High Performance High-Rise design philosophy and technical challenges of this ground-breaking integration between engineering and architecture. This presentation described the key techniques and strategies utilized to improve the comfort of the inhabitants and quality of the space.

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