Airlander - Charing Cross Station - London
- Exhibited at the Imagination designed Ford Journey Zone, Millennium Dome, London 2000
- Engineer: Jane Wernick
Airlander 1999 is a 400 metre experimental mixed use tower. Dense urban fabric is absorbed vertically to form a modularised systematic vertical urbanism. At the buildings mid-drift, a 200 metre radius detached ‘Saturn Ring’ provides the notion of city overlaying with integrated skygardens. This concept is repeated at the top in the form of a VTOL (Vertical Take Off & Landing) airdeck that extends further into urban territory and expels air links to other destinations and air tourism.
A unique distinctive tapering profile which is now almost commonplace, reduces building mass, base footprint and emulates the sensual idea of a sail leaning towards the river.
- Modified fibre-optic aircraft ‘Fly-by-light’ system for integral sensory and nervous system.
- Active self-diagnostic and fault diagnostic technology for health and structural monitoring.
- Hydrogen Fuel Cells
- Contratherm syntactic phenolic foam fire protection.
- Anti-sway tuned mass damper
- Future ‘memory recall’ and ‘artificial intelligence’ integration - Building becomes ‘instinctive’ and ‘vocally communicative’.