Exploration of Complex Curtain Wall Solutions: Shanghai Fisherman’s Wharf Iconic Tower
This article explores different complex curtain wall systems that were investigated for this high-rise building. The article reviews different two-dimensional curtain wall options (consisting of flat rectilinear unitized modules) and three-dimensional (consisting of projected geometrical patterns). The article discusses visual design, technical complexity and code restrictions that had an effect of the design as well as constructability issues.
keywords: curtain wall systems, 3D facades, faceted geometries, curvilinear facades, unitized curtain wall modules