Emily Peckenham

AETER Architects Unveils Utopian Eco Island for Hong Kong Border Crossing

by , 08/05/11

green roof, eco architecture, aeter architects, bio filter, hong kong, shenzhen river, green design, sustainable design, eco island

With high volume vehicle traffic expected at the border crossing, Eco-Land includes a traffic portal where emissions will be removed via a series of high-tech solar powered turbines that empty into the Eco-Lab. The Eco-Lab comprises the outer portion of the terminal building, where plants and bacteria would function as “bio-filters”, breaking down and digesting vehicular emissions and other pollutants. AETER imagines that the Eco-Lab could provide an outdoor garden for nearby urban dwellers to enjoy, as well as a possible platform for scientific investigations. Eco-Land consists of five layers: a water and air base over the river, a circulation and natural cooling layer, the terminal structure, a pollution-absorbing natural sponge, and the Eco-Lab, where a natural landscape would dominate.

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Via ArchDaily

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  1. kcraft82 August 5, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Interesting article. Sustainable design strategies can also be applied to super-tall buildings in China such as the Shanghai Tower http://www.gensleron.com/cities/2011/7/18/shanghai-tower-sustainable-strategies-in-a-super-tall-buildi.html

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