The Met (skyscraper)
|Antenna spire||228.0 metres (748.0 ft)|
|Roof||228.0 metres (748.0 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||WOHA, Tandem Architects|
|Awards and prizes||
International Highrise Award |
The Met has a height of 228 metres and 69 floors. It contains 370 condominium units. It is composed of six towers connected by sky bridges. Sunshades, overhangs, and walls of live greenery filter sunlight and protect interiors from overheating. The gaps between the towers contain terraces with pools and sky gardens. The staggered blocks of the structure's mass are oriented to let the sun pass through the building on its regular course. The apertures through this building are meant to increase the strength of passing breezes and to cool the living units. The architects conceived of this building as a model for high-rise construction in a low-wind tropical climate, reworking the worldwide model developed for cold climates with high winds.
The Met has won the 2009 Bronze Emporis Skyscraper Award. WOHA, the architectural firm, won the Singapore President's Design Award - Design of the Year 2009 for The Met. In 2010 the Met won the German "The International Highrise Award" and was cited for "sustainable living conditions in this tropical region without recourse to air conditioning". The building was the RIBA 2011 Lubetkin Prize winner.
- "The Met in Bangkok wins German architectural award". Agence France Press.[permanent dead link]
- "RIBA Lubetkin Prize 2011 winner". RIBA. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
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