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Alsop designs ‘Kiss for Shanghai’

  • On August 24, 2005

Not exactly Interactive Architecture but my other passion is moving architecture so here’s some recent news from dexigner

shanghai kiss

A British based team lead by Alsop Design and Arup are to create a landmark structure to attract visitors to the World Expo 2010. Located on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River, the 250 m tall “Towering Kiss” will offer panoramic views over the historic Bund and the ‘Bladerunner’ vista of Pudong. Alsop Director Stephen Pimbley outlines the project, “The sculptural tower is set to rotate every 4 hours whilst a series of visitor pods travel up and around the legs offering unique and exciting views which will be forever changing as the kiss rotates and as the city of Shanghai evolves.”

The £100 million structure, part of Alsop’s growing body of work in the Far East, has been dubbed the “Shanghai Kiss” and will be taller than the Eiffel Tower.


  1. Zee

    it’s absolutely beautiful, but what energy will be used to run it?

  2. I’m not entirely sure that its going ahead! I know there’s some stiff competition for that brief. I haven’t followed it up since I posted it.

    Does anyone know?

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