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

Posted By April Spinelli On March 7, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In Architecture | 1 Comment

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Kevin Kennon Architects [1] 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 [2] 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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