CTBUH Silver Member

Wirth Research

About

Member Since: 2015

Member Offices: Oxford

Website: https://www.wirthresearch.com

Wirth Research is recognized as a major exponent of CFD, initially focused solely upon the aerodynamic design of racing car body profiles but now more widely across the Automotive sector and recently Wirth Research has applied its CFD expertise to solving non-motorsport design challenges such as within the wider Transport and Architectural sectors.

The Wirth Research architectural CFD expertise also includes the provision of consultancy on natural ventilation and tall buildings. They offer advanced CFD solutions for improved building design.

The results of Wirth Research Wind Micro-Climate and Pedestrian Comfort Wind Studies are evidenced in projects which gain approval due to being better considered and hence better designed developments causing minimum detrimental impact upon the surrounding environment as an outcome of improved and timely decision making at the design stage.

Fields of Expertise

Engineering, Other; Research Institute; Wind Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2015

Member Offices

  • Oxford

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

New City Court

139 m / 456 ft

2

55 Gracechurch Street

130.2 m / 427 ft

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

New City Court

London

139 m

456 ft

2

55 Gracechurch Street

London

130 m

427 ft

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Wirth Research

CTBUH UK & ZHA: Tall Towers as Catalysts for Social Interaction

08 May 2017

Zaha Hadid Architects and CTBUH UK hosted an event in the ZHA gallery space, featuring presentations and a panel discussion on tall towers as catalysts for social intercation.

Motorsport Technology Transferred to the Design of Towers

10 February 2016

A discussion on the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics, a successful technology in motorsport and aerospace, to architecture and tall buildings.

Wind Engineering Workshop, Shanghai 2014

16 September 2014

Design adaptation in tall buildings was a main theme in the Technical Workshop, "Wind Engineering," at the Shanghai 2014 Conference.