Tallest building in London to be built according to sustainability guidelines

The Tulip Skyscraper in London

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.

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Image The Tulip, by Foster+Partners