High Rise Building Rwg Ag Essen

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Till Briegleb
Birkhäuser, 2000 - Architecture - 140 pages
"Christoph Ingenhoven's design for the high-rise building for the RWE AG in Essen, which is regarded as the world's first ecological high-rise building, was built and completed towards the end of 1996. While the development of conventional high-rise buildings was usually informed by questions of style, the RWE tower, developed in wind tunnels, has finally provided the prototype for a high-rise building that, thanks to its energetic and synergetic efficiency, no longer attempts to block natural conditions such as wind and sun but in fact endorses them by way of architecturally and technically optimising their qualities with regards to the building." "This book presents the full story of the development of the high-rise building for RWE AG in Essen, from the beginning of planning to completion."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents Prefaces Werner Blaser Martin Pawley
lntroduction Till Briegleb
lnterview Christoph lngenhoven in Conversation with KlausDieter WeiB

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