Construction begins of British-designed Istanbul tower

Construction begins of British-designed Istanbul tower

The £36m Küçük Çamlıca TV Tower (KCTV) will be the city’s tallest and will replace several unsightly existing broadcast towers.

As part of its work, Newtecnic developed an innovative facade concept that allows inhabitable spaces to be attached to the whole of the tower’s core.

Newtecnic CEO Andrew Watts said: “Because of the complexity and cost of building, towers of this height normally have accommodation only at the top. Using specially developed algorithms we devised a design that allows lightweight pre-fabricated glass reinforced concrete (GRC) panels to be attached all the way up the central column. These hang like a curtain and are securely clipped to the main central core to create large interior spaces”.

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