Alsop designs â€˜Kiss for Shanghaiâ€™
Not exactly Interactive Architecture but my other passion is moving architecture so here’s some recent news from dexigner
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 â€œTowering Kissâ€ will offer panoramic views over the historic Bund and the â€˜Bladerunnerâ€™ vista of Pudong. Alsop Director Stephen Pimbley outlines the project, â€œThe 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.â€
The Â£100 million structure, part of Alsopâ€™s growing body of work in the Far East, has been dubbed the â€œShanghai Kissâ€ and will be taller than the Eiffel Tower.