Building Name – Big Bend Building
Location – New York, US
Architect – Oiio (US Architectural Studio)
Project Type – Concept
- There are lots of skyscraper build now a days, due to lack of space and increase in population, and also there is a race to build a tallest skyscraper.
- From where to start because every year a new tallest building is built which surpass the previous tallest building.
- Empire State Building, New York was the tallest building in 1931 and then in 1974 came Willis Tower,Chicago was the tallest and make Empire State Building smaller and this process is goes on because we are in a race.
- But what if we substituted height with length? What if our buildings were long instead of tall?
- Yes this concept is originate by US based architectural firm Oiio who gives us the concept of Big Bend Building.
- Big Bend Building is a U shaped building, would be formed from a very thin structure that curves at the top and returns to the ground, creating what the architecture firm describes as the longest building in the world – at 4,000 feet (1.22 kilometres) end to end.
- “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 studio said.
- It has yet to be revealed how narrow the slender structure will be, but the new building will also feature a lift that can “travel in curves”, moving both vertically and horizontally in continuous loops along the length of the glass-lined tower.
- Overlooking Central Park, The Big Bend would join area of luxury skyscrapers in the city known as “Billionaires’ Row”, nestled between the One57 tower (the eighth tallest building in the city) and the soon-to-be completed 111 West 57th Street building due to be finished next year.
- Oiio Studio’s design of The Big Bend is a reaction to “an undeniable obsession that resides in Manhattan” where “developers try to maximize their property’s height in order to infuse it with the prestige of a high rise structure,” the company states.