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

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.

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

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