近日,来自纽约的Oiio工作室推出了一款新设计——U型摩天大楼,以此缓解美国纽约市昂贵的城市区划建筑费用。这座新概念大楼将跻身纽约57街,荣登“亿万富翁排楼”榜单。

该摩天大楼细长弯曲,呈U型,外观简约清新、时尚大方。Oiio工作室称:“开发商们都极力用最少的地建最高的楼。如果打破常规呢?如果我们专注于建设最长的楼而不是最高的楼又会怎样呢?”于是,这座全长4000英尺(约1219米),以玻璃为衬里的摩天大楼设计就诞生了。

不过,这座新式建筑将面临一个最大的挑战——电梯问题。弯曲的大楼要求电梯必须实现循环、弯曲和水平运行。Oiio工作室说:“这是电梯史上遇到的最难问题。不过这些都会慢慢实现的,新概念双轨电梯可以实现楼顶和楼底的两端连接,使得电梯循环运行。”

摩天大楼通常以惊人的高度吸引人们的目光,但这座U型摩天大楼造型独特,创意十足,令人对设计师的巧妙设计赞叹连连。

“曼哈顿对建筑有限高要求,我们的大楼完全不用担心这一点,而且它的诞生将独树一帜!”Oiio工作室骄傲地表示。

The race to build the world’s most spectacular skyscraper has reached new heights – and taken a turn in direction.

Designs for ‘The Big Bend’, a slender tower that would transform Manhattan’s skyline, have been unveiled.

Described as the ‘longest building in the world’, the project’s concept drawings reveal a skyscraper reaching an apex then curving back down. And featuring an elevator system that can travel in curves, horizontally and in loops.

The studio explained: ‘New York city’s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks through which developers try to maximise their property’s height in order to infuse it with the prestige of a high rise structure. But what if we substituted height with length? What if our buildings were long instead of tall?

‘If we manage to bend our structure instead of bending the zoning rules of New York we would be able to create one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan. The longest building in the world.’

Stretching 4,000ft-long, the glass-lined tower would need to feature an elevator that goes far beyond all current designs.

The team explained: ‘What was once considered to be the greatest challenge in elevator history, is finally becoming reality: the elevator that can travel in curves, horizontally and in continuous loops.

‘The innovative track changing system allows for the horizontal connection of two shafts on the top and bottom to create a continuous loop.’

Stretching 4,000ft-long, the glass-lined tower would need to feature an elevator that goes far beyond all current designs.

The team explained: ‘What was once considered to be the greatest challenge in elevator history, is finally becoming reality: the elevator that can travel in curves, horizontally and in continuous loops.

‘The innovative track changing system allows for the horizontal connection of two shafts on the top and bottom to create a continuous loop.’