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Make more of the Glasgow building than just hot air

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Scotland's highest building looks superb - very Dan Dare, and well done Buro Happold again - but if wind is a problem, why not turn it to use and generate some energy?

The tailplane could include a vertical string of combineharvester type paddlefans.

The energy could drive a very visible set of lights. It would be in keeping with the structure being part of a science centre. I think people are going to look at this building a lot from a distance, so it should show off - be kinetic in more ways than just turning to suit the wind. In the same vein, why not use the panels to generate energy?

Turn to suit the sun? Such an exposed metal object is going to get nice and hot.

Peter Sparkes (M) sparkes_peter@hotmail.com

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