Bionic Tower – Vertical City III

The principles of flexibility and strength of biological structures:
Research carried out, allowed to develop a new bionic theory based on the structural principles of flexibility and strength of biological species. The structural model is inspired on the scientific analysis of the structural transformations that come about in vegetable species as these surpass the frontiers of height.

NATURE DOESN’T BUILD WITH COLUMNS AND BEAMS, BUT WITH LAWS OF GROWTH. ITS CONSTRUCTIVE LOGIC IS THE SAVING OF ENERGY, THE ADAPTABILITY AND THE FLEXIBILITY.

Fractal Bio‐Structure:
Under the name of “FRACTAL BIO‐STRUCTURE” revolutionary structural and technological plans are developed, based upon a common idea: Fractal micro‐fragmentation of complex dynamic stresses systems.

CONVENTIONAL CONSTRUCTION IS BASED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SIMPLE SYSTEMS: THE COLUMN, THE BEAM, THE PIPE… NATURE IS BASED MAINLY ON THE BALANCED DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS: THE DYNAMIC SYSTEMS AND THE LAWS OF GROWTH.

Bionic Tower
Bionic Tower

“Encapsulated containers system”:
Inspired on isolating and resistant qualities “container of containers” systems, present in most of vegetable species, the primary structural and vertical communication system between two different neighbourhoods is organized on three rings of 92 technological street‐columns which would transport its inhabitants, water and different fluids as the necessary energy. The structure of these street‐columns is hollow, made by thin folded membranes encapsulated of High Strength Concrete. Folding grant a huge capacity of flexion and resistant to the complex and also a huge capacity to fit the different chaotic demands of wind pressure.

THE SYSTEM OF “CAPSULES” SUPPOSES AN IMPORTANT SAVING ON OCCUPIED VOLUME AND ENERGY FOR VEGETABLE SPECIES.

Interior Micro‐climate:
The tower exterior facade, inspired on resistant and transpiring qualities of “Nest Structures” in nature, allows a controlled passing of natural air and light to the interior of the complex, creating an interior micro‐climate and contributing efficiently to the overall flexo‐stability of the complex. The exterior fractal structure, also reduces the wind pressure.

CYPRESSES CAN BE SO SLENDER AND RESISTANT BECAUSE THE AIR CAN PASS THROUGH THEM.

“Floating Foundation System” and ” Anti‐seismic System”:
These complex systems are inspired on flexo‐plastic and isolating characteristics of root systems in huge tree‐structures. Simplifying the concept, we could say that trees “float” in the middle of a chaotic structure made by million of roots, what makes possible the tree to transmit fragmentarily the wind stresses down to the soil, and the plastic isolation from the seismic movements.

THE VERTICAL FOUNDATION SYSTEM IS NOT THE MOST APPROPRIATE TO SOLVE THE WIND AND EARTHQUAKES STRESSES IN HUGE VERTICAL STRUCTURES OVER 500 METERS HIGH.

Bionic Tower
Bionic Tower

Twelve Vertical Neighbourhoods:
Adult tress have a concentric ring system of fluids pipes which have a huge flexion strength and behave as “air mattresses” which provide these spices an extra defence on fires, avoiding that fire destroys the whole tree. Inspired on the logic of this plan, Vertical City is distributed into twelve vertical neighbourhoods separated by watertight areas fifteen meters high, which behave as “air mattresses” and would allow a controlled evacuation in cases of emergency.

IN CASE OF FIRE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD, EACH INHABITANT WILL HAVE A SAFETY WATERTIGHT AREA LESS THAN 40 METERS VERTICAL  DISTANCE.

Occupying while building:
The vertical neighbourhood model construction allows raising successive levels while the lower level is finished and occupied.

NATURE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS; AS TIME PASSES HUMAN BEINGS SHALL LEARN TO KNOW EVERY QUESTION.

Data:
Maximum height: 1.228 meters equivalent to 300 floors
Maximum Capacity: 100.000 inhabitants
Total area: 2.000.000 square meters
Dimension of Bionic Tower: Elliptic floor of variable dimension (166 x 133 meters maximum dimension)
Communications: 368 elevators with vertical and horizontal circulation.
Maximum speed: 15 m/second.
Maximum Sway: 2,45 meters of total lateral displacement.

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