Shanghai CTBUH

September 2012: Three of our students attended the annual CTBUH Congress in Shanghai 2012Noura Ghabra, Janet Jing Huang and Rong Xu won their way to the top five final group in the annual student competition, with their design for a 'Healing Tower' in the Elephant and Castle site, London, 2012. They won the 4th equal prize. The five finalists and the 20 semi-finalists all have their work displayed on :
"This project aims to tackle both environmental and social sustainability through the design of a tall building that meets Passivhaus performance criteria while responding to the human needs of health and wellbeing. It accommodates a mix of functions. The design agenda is embraced within the building through three states namely relax, nurture and heal."

3d representations of different aspects of the design project.

Atrium interior

 Facade and environmental thinking in a 3D selection of the building
 Section and selected floor plans of the Healing tower
 Photos of the physical model
Overview of the Healing Tower on its site at Elephant and Castle, London

 Rongsi, Janet and Noura, in the exhibition of student projects. The girls are wonderful diplomats for the Tall Building Studio.
 Janet Huang getting ready to present the details of the Healing Tower
 The Healing Tower panel
All the prizewinners from the final five
Rongsi, Janet and Noura, after presenting their design

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