Photo credit: Foster + Partners
The London Eye may be the city’s biggest draw right now, but architecture firm Foster + Partners has unveiled “The Tulip”, a 1,000-foot glass structure that aims to be “a new public cultural and tourist attraction.” Featuring viewing galleries, sky bridges, gondola rides in specially designed pods, a pocket park, and even a rooftop garden. Read more for additional pictures and information.
“The structure of The Tulip is also eco-friendly as its soft bud-like form and minimal building footprint reflects its reduced resource use, with high-performance glass and optimized building systems reducing its energy consumption. Heating and cooling are provided by zero combustion technology while integrated photovoltaic cells generate energy on site,” reports Hype Beast.