Edinburgh’s Gorgeous John Hope Garden Gateway Wins 2011 Sustainability Award

by , 06/17/11

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The building’s roof mimics the structure of a plant’s leaf – rainwater flows from roof canals into a corrugated steel tank that collects it to be reused for flushing the toilets. Nature flourishes both outside and in thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, which suffuse the interior with daylight. The center also makes great use of natural ventilation, which is controlled through a system of vertical fins.

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