|Project:||Port Baku Tower 2, Azerbaijan|
|Images:||© Chapman Taylor|
Murphy Facade Studio and sister company MFS Digital are assisting Chapman Taylor and Pasha Inshaat in the design development of the skin on this double curved complex geometry tower in Baku.
The composition of elements on this double curved all-glass unitised skin construction include the following: an external skin of floor-to-floor low-iron, high performance coated, laminated cold bent glazing mounted on carrier frames which are stitched the the rear unitized chassis in a fully factory fabricated manner. Certain glazing elements are laminate bent to achieve the double curvature appearance requirements. The complex mix of glazing processing requirements leads to a complex design development, specification and procurement process on this challenging project, which has a blast resistance requirement and is also located in a seismic zone.