- CLIENT: DWD
- DATE: 1-2021
- TYPE : Parametric Architect, Modern Architecture and Design
Design Concept – Bahar Tower
Learning the history and context of Detroit City will provide us deeper understading to the issues they face within their community.
Detroit underwent to several occupancies and disputes. With all these trivials, it also have a lot to offer and this is where most of the successful businesses began. Due to its majestic architecture, some referred to Detroit as the “Paris of the West”.
With property investments pouring into Detroit, this will give new life and hope to its residents. In this sense, Detroit Waterfront District will advance the re-interpratation of the city of Detroit.
DWD: Bahar Tower, with its meaning “prime of life”, “spring”, and “bloom of youth”, this will generate powerful international attraction to generate population and investment aggregation fueling Detroit’s revival.
Procedural & Generative Design
Knowing how it works based on its contextual definition, we were able to generate forms from the collated data. We did several studies and analysis to perform the building in its maximum capacity and plan a future-proof design.
Several studies were Radiation Analysis, Heat Thermal Comfort, and Wind Tunnel. With these data, we can program the spaces required utilizing the environmental factors.
Project Nodes – Building Utilities
With the promising building technologies from Manni Sipre and Green Tech, DWD: Bahar Tower uses light steel frame and heavy carpentry to assure the building’s integrity. Steel is one of the main elements in circular economy and sustainability, we always want to achieve an approach that is best on the environment and for its users.
Isopan ArkWall will be used mainly for the exterior facade gills, curved railings, and the interior walls of the building. Applying the Isopan Addvision with its wide variant of colorcoat prisma, it will provide the Tower an exceptional UV performans and corrosion resistance from the harsh weather conditions. This will also provide enhanced aesthetics and long term performance that will save a lot of cost in long-term goals.
Utilizing the Tower’s roof top, an Iso Green Roof will be applied to offer scenic views to the communal and multi-purpose areas. Having this type of roofing system, it will contribute to the bioclimatic improvement, rainwater management, improving the acoustics and thermal insultation and energy saving. This will also increase the extensions of usable surfaces and the value of the building.