30 Sep '12, 8am

The Crystal - London's new eco building

The Crystal - London's new eco building

London's new eco building; Credit: © The Crystal The Crystal is a new eco building in London's dockland area designed by Siemens as a centre for sustainability, to promote energy efficient thinking. I went to its grand unveiling last week. Located in Queen Victoria Dock, the Crystal finds a place among big finance and conference centres such as the O2 and ExCel, which is good news: it's about time there was positive dialogue happening in the suited community around energy efficiency. But I call it an eco building rather than a sustainable building for a reason. I feel it's designed to 'be green' before being functional, like a Christmas tree is designed to be 'Christmassy'. I love Christmas more for the Christmas spirit than for the tinsel, for example. Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens Infrastructure and Cities Sector: "Cities worldwide are making investments to improve their ...

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