The City of London has approved plans for the Tulip Tower, which would be the tallest structure in London, and the second tallest building in Western Europe. The 9,305 m (1,002 ft) tall tower, designed by J. Safra Group and Foster + Partners, will contribute to London’s sustainability objectives. The Tulip’s bud-like form and minimal building footprint reflects its reduced resource use, with high-performance glass and optimized building systems lowering its energy consumption. Heating and cooling will be provided by zero combustion technology, while integrated photo-voltaic (PV) cells will generate energy on site.
Image The Tulip, by Foster+Partners