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Hong Kong, China | the XXI century skyscraper, international ideas competition | 2006 | eVolo Architecture New York | 38 500 m² | with Nemo-k
The architectural tree.
Like a tree, this building aims to be self-sufficient producing its own energy using sun and wind power. The tower is design according to the principles of sustainability in terms of both its shape and its use of materials and renewable energy. The quasi-cylindered shape offers less wind resistance and the circular floors are radially shifted in six different positions to allow better lighting at each level. A metallic framework skin, integrating vegetal elements and solar modules placed according to aspect and latitude, offers a wind and solar protection. images © Jean-François Marcheguet Artefactorylab