Gallery: AETER Architects Unveils Utopian Eco Island for Hong Kong Bord...

 
Since a high volume of vehicle traffic is 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.

Spanning the Shenzhen River, the Eco-Land island terminal links economic powerhouse Shenzhen and its neighbors in the Guangdong province with the international finance and trade center of Hong Kong. The competition, co-sponsored by both Hong Kong and Shenzhen, seeks a “people-oriented” design that reflects the spirit of collaboration between the two populous and economically interlinked regions. With a population of over seven million, and mountainous surroundings dotted with nature preserves, Hong Kong is increasingly focused on green building and sustainable development in its remaining space.

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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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