14 May '13, 2pm

One Building, One City: World's tallest prefab, Sky City, is breaking ground in June

One Building, One City: World's tallest prefab, Sky City, is breaking ground in June

Broad Sustainable Construction informs us that a long and arduous approval process has been completed, and that they are starting excavation and construction on Sky CIty in June, 2013. Why build the world's tallest building in the middle of a field in Changsha, China? Why build it at all? The answer, according to BSC, is that it is the most sustainable way to accommodate a growing population. This is not a trophy like the Burj Khalifa , a thin high tech spire that isn't even connected to a sewer system. They call it a "pragmatic" building, designed for efficiency, affordability, replicability. They also make a strong case for it being sustainable. BSC writes: The world population is increasing at 1.8% year by year. In the near future, land, energy, climate may breach the critical point. Broad Sustainable Building/Screen capture The Sky City concept significantly reduces th...

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