15 Aug '11, 3pm

Zeppelin Hangar Has Monster Green Roof

Zeppelin Hangar Has Monster Green Roof

Images Credit OPEN Architecture While investment in infrastructure in America disappears, in China they are reaching for the sky with Zeppelins and building hangars to house them. OPEN Architecture designed this one, which has " a prefabricated concrete frame and panel system, an innovative and fully integrated structural skin that carries vertical loads of structure, roof installations and ceiling crane while opposing lateral forces with highly optimized shape that minimizes material while expressing the combined efficiency of structure, economy and form." The architects tell ArchDaily: Flexible and highly efficient structural framework minimizes maintenance and construction costs while permitting a highly differentiated and modular system of cuts and openings that modulate natural light, facilitate ventilation and rain water management, as well as generate sufficient ene...

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