April Spinelli

Kevin Kennon Architects' Tian Fang Tower is a Sustainable Skyscraper for Tianjin

by , 03/07/11
filed under: Architecture

Kevin Kennon Architects, Shanghai Ginsun, kevin kennon , Eco-City, Tianjin, bamboo tower, green energy, clean energy, green architecture, sustainable architecture, eco architecture, eco design, green design

Kevin Kennon Architects is designing a new landmark building for Tianjin Eco-City in China. This 120,000 square meter, 44 floor office tower and luxury shopping center, developed by Tianjin Real Estate Development & Management Group, LTD, utilizes the most advanced sustainable design strategies and technologies to reconnect people with nature. Tian Fang Tower is inspired by the form and growth of bamboo forests and generates 20% of its clean energy on site through a combination of hydrogen fuel cells, solar panels, and wind turbines while simultaneously consuming 20% less energy than a similar mixed-use tower. Once completed in early 2013, it will be one of the most advanced sustainable commercial buildings in China.

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  1. jekonigs March 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I would just like to point out that this is a green building… not a sustainable one. 80% of its energy is still gathered in an unsustainable way. Its still a good building to celebrate, but terminology is important in this field.

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