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Foster + Partners reveal the designs of two of their latest projects – Comcast Innovation & Technology Centre and United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo…
While the former is proposed as $1.2 billion, 59-story, 1,121-foot tower that will neighbor Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters in Center City Philadelphia, and become a dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects, the later is a contemporary reinterpretation in the sustainable Masdar City masterplan in Abu Dhabi as a site-specific pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo.
The glass and stainless steel tower of the Comcast Centre, expected to be the tallest building in the United States outside of New York and Chicago is a unique and sustainable model for mixed-use, high density development, which uniquely combines spaces for high tech research and development with recreation facilities and a significant public reception space – a window on Philadelphia.
While the -urban room’ embraces the city at the ground level; it links directly into the below-ground public transport system. Above this, the highly flexible loft-like spaces and studios are designed for a dynamic way of working – an engine for the city’s evolution as the kind of leading