16 Oct '15, 8am

Green-roofed Flower Building springs to life in Shanghai

Green-roofed Flower Building springs to life in Shanghai

Commissioned by Sincere Property Group, MVRDV’s mixed-use masterplan at Hongqiao was selected as the winner in a 2013 competition. In addition to Flower Building, the expansive 110,000-square-meter business park will include nine more green-roofed energy-efficient office buildings. All the architecture at Hongqiao Central Business District is designed to meet the highest standards of the Chinese Green Building Label and will feature high-performance insulation, natural ventilation, rainwater collection, permeable road surfaces, access to public transit, and will help reduce the urban heat island effect.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-flower-building-springs...

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