The Blade Tower incorpora mecanismos de energías renovables, siguiendo un sistema modular de paneles diseñados paramétricamente.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


The Blade Tower

Location
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Year
2015
Surface
320.000 ㎡
Creative Director
Jordi Fernández
Eduardo Gutiérrez
Team
Luka Kreze
Marc Canut
Nicolás Millán
Georgina Morales

 

 

This large 610-meter-high hotel complex, located in a strategic area of Riyadh, close to the business district and the city center, is a skyscraper that includes spa services, a sky bar-restaurant, and a conference center. Its program also incorporates three garden floors at strategic points of the building that function aerodynamically as windbreaks.

Wind turbines
As part of the conceptual design, renewable energy mechanisms are incorporated into the façade and the building, following a modular system of parametrically designed panels. Each panel incorporates turbines, and the diameter of the openings varies geometrically in order to promote natural ventilation in parallel with the cooling system that takes advantage of rainwater harvesting.