If you thought that the Eiffel Tower looked glamourous at the best of times, then check out the pictures of the planned ‘Party Hat’ to adorn the top of the tower in celebration of its 120th anniversary! Although this is only temporary we think it’s only fair that one of the worlds best landmarks should get a new ‘outfit’ for its anniversary don’t you?! The architectural design firm behind the idea; Serero had the following to say about it… (More images and full info after the jump)
The design is based on a generative script, creating branches out of the primary structure of the tower. Inspired by the structural concept of Eiffel of three-dimensional cross bracing beams, the script unfolds along curved lines the “DNA” of the tower. The script used the existing structure at the top of the tower ( a 10 by 10 meters cube) to generate 3 structural weaves, which are interconnected. These layers are combined to create a woven complex, which is based on the redundancy and the non-repetition of patterns to increase its structural performance. In opposition with modern engineering (based on the concept of repetition and optimization), the project for the Eiffel tower extension is based on an alternative model of high performance.