4/26/2011

Acadia Tree Tower: How to minimize building footprint while providing smart density by Petr Pospisil

How to minimize building footprint while providing smart density… can be one of questions that the Acadia Tree Tower, designed by Czech architect Petr Pospisil, raises.
Acadia Tree Tower © Petr Pospisil

As urban population grows, needs for housing and infrastructure are increasing. The question of building footprint on city is an issue that needs to be reduced. This leads to the interrogation of the concept of urban density, the second issue that Pospisil interrogates. In response, Pospisil's Acadia Tree Tower combines both footprint and density by proposing a small footprint on the city while being monumental in scale.
Acadia Tree Tower © Petr Pospisil

The name Acadia Tree Tower is derived from the Acadia tree and the African desert. Pospisil says that his design can adapt to the scale of the built environment by proposing different heights of his tower, like the Acadia tree which adapts to its environment.
Acadia Tree Tower © Petr Pospisil

The building is supported by three pillars which serve as office spaces and elevators. Plants will grow along these legs. This building is much more a vertical city combining housing, office, shops, entertainment and green areas.
Acadia Tree Tower © Petr Pospisil

A hotel, a spa, as swell sports areas are located on the top. On the ground level, instant users will take advantage of entertainment, shopping and employment facilities.
Acadia Tree Tower © Petr Pospisil

The sustainable part of this project consists of green areas: green legs and a park with trees and swimming pools on top. Solar panels and tanks are also installed on top. Their function is to store rainwater.
Acadia Tree Tower — Diagram © Petr Pospisil

Each apartment enjoys best views and is equipped with a large, landscaped terrace.
Acadia Tree Tower © Petr Pospisil

Source: eVolo

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