No. 86 1999 RWE Tower-- a New Phase of Ecological and High-tech CONTENTS

Listening to the Echos of Nature - an Ecological Sense
Yasutaka Yamazaki

Aiming at a High-rise Building in which People Can Really Live
Christoph Ingenhoven,Achim Nagel

RWE Tower

RWE Tower -- a Glass Giant, Coming into Existence in the City Center of Essen
1.In Harmony with Its Surroundings
2.The Situation prior to the Construction

The Construction of the RWE Tower
1. The 162m High Tower Standing in a Green Zone
2. Each Floor has a Theme.
1)Entrance and Hall with Sense of Space
2)The Basement Open to the Garden
3)Nature-oriented Office Rooms
4)Transparent Elevators
5)Sunny Boardroom on the Top Floor

Structure and Equipment

1. The Essen Climate and the Energy Saving Trend in Germany
2. Double-skin Facade
1)The Structure of Double-skin
2) The Composition of the Inner and Outer Facades
3) The Effect and Performance of the Double-skin Facade
4) Diagonal Streaming of Air
5) Simple Maintenance
6) Multiple Measures against Fire
7) The Design and Construction of the Facade
8) Costs to be Considered, including the Expense for the Facilities
4. Prospects of the Double-skin Facade System

5. The Use of Extra Clear and Heat-insulating Glass

Local Climate -- a Vital Point to Design the Ecological Buildings
Tadasu Ohe, Masanori Syukuya, Akio Tiku
+ Seiji Ikeuchi,(the chairman)Yasutaka Yamazaki

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