The visitor's journey from the base to the top of the tower passes through a range of spatial experiences, beginning in a large, wide, light shell and ascending into a gradually tightening web. At waist level the experience is inverted, ending in the wide, lighter space at the tower's summit. A 45-degree twist runs the entire length of the tower, increasing the diversity of effects in the interior space.
A deck at the base of the tower hides the giant building's functional workings. All infrastructural connections - metro and bus stations, and a pedestrian link to the northern embankment of the river - are met underground. This level supports other facilities as well, including a museum, a food court, extensive commercial space, a 600-vehicle parking area for cars and tourist coaches. The entrance operates on two levels, one a continuation of the landscape above ground, the other connected to the mass-transit and underground-parking facilities. Slow-speed panoramic and enclosed high-speed double-decker lifts serve both entrance levels.
|Tim den Dekker|
|models:||Nathaniel Kolbe, Ran Ankory, Danny Marks, Kuo Jze Yi|