Da Vinci Tower

Hong Kong / China / 2007

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The Da Vinci Tower takes its shape as an organically structured system in which various integrated and complemented functions interact with each other.


The perfect combination of art and science, which characterizes Leonardo’s unique observation of nature and creativity and placed him always ahead of his contemporaries, is the underlying theme that links all the different ways in which the building is used.


In-depth bioclimatic studies and a constant, close relationship with the environment and the peculiarities of the site have enabled a series of planning devices which allow the building to be managed as an organism. Like in a self-sufficient system, its different parts interact in an ideal way allowing a better quality of life and energy saving compared to conventional buildings of equal volume.


In fact the tower, beyond producing the quantity of energy needed for its own requirements, generates a 30% more of energy that can be supplied to the local energy network.


The natural engine at the heart of the Tower’s system is powered by wind, vegetation and water.


The Tower has been designed with an exposure to sunlight; the whole façade is equipped with integrated photovoltaic systems and units to produce wind power. Moreover, the inner system of empty spaces is specifically designed to fully make use of natural ventilation (the mechanical one is only used in exceptional cases).


A system for gathering rainwater and damp on the façade – working in combination with other systems as well – helps in making the Tower a great source of energy. 


The residential area and the accommodation facilities are endowed with several areas for leisure, entertainment and sports.


A SPA, a restaurant, playgrounds, facilities for associations and cultural activities all contribute to making the environment inside the Tower particularly comfortable. The typical social and cultural aspect of the main “piazza” (square) that is found in the Italian urban environment is recreated. 


The project sees a cultural reference in Leonardo’s style and works. But it wishes to go beyond this link with one of Italy’s most creative geniuses and reach out to new planning techniques, an inspiration to achieve an always more sustainable architecture.


Da Vinci Tower Interior


In this structure, as well as in other towers, luxury flats and suites are a fine example of high quality design, especially in relation to the interior design our firm produces. Luxury flats are large and personalized to meet international customers requirements; the flats are designed paying attention to spatial lay out and to details, which thoroughly reflect the philosophy of Italian design.


Penthouses are arranged on two levels as if they were two superimposed villas. They inaugurate a new concept in luxury with regard to a great attention to internal distribution, and to a great comfort with regard to the overall perception of space and to the inclusion of nature inside.

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    The Da Vinci Tower takes its shape as an organically structured system in which various integrated and complemented functions interact with each other. The perfect combination of art and science, which characterizes Leonardo’s unique observation of nature and creativity and placed him always ahead of his contemporaries, is the underlying theme that links all the different ways in which the building is used. In-depth bioclimatic studies and a constant, close relationship with the...

    Project details
    • Year 2007
    • Client Parsitalia RE
    • Status Unrealised proposals
    • Type Tower blocks/Skyscrapers
    • Websitehttp://www.jmschivo.com
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