Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SHoP Architects’ WBCB proposal includes sustainable bamboo gardens

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Eco Factor: Sustainable development includes bamboo gardens.

SHoP Architects have proposed a sustainable high-rise building for the World Business Center Busan, which combines traditional Korean courtyards with contemporary high-rise living to create a new urban ecology. The parkspace surrounding the base of the development is drawn up into the towers to produce vertical gardens of planted bamboo. These gardens help moderate airflow and also act as “green lungs” for the building by providing fresh air to the units.

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The structure has been designed to be made from two components – a central concrete core and a light tubular steel lattice on the façade. The lattice allows for more open views and flexibility for interior spaces. The development will be defined by a raised architectural landscape of stone paths, plantings and light wells that allow natural light to filter through to reduce need for artificial lighting.

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Architects: SHoP
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