Yuka Yoneda

BIG Unveils Gigantic Cube Building with a Rooftop Park

by , 08/10/10
filed under: Architecture, green roof

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The main cutout in TED’s facade acts almost as a street, allowing visitors to walk right through the building. To make the smartest use of the space, the large tunnel coils upwards in an ascending spiral that leads from the ground floor all the way up to the verdant roof garden. The rooftop park will serve as a performance area, and restaurants on the penthouse level will open up onto the space, making it an ideal place to meet.

The building will house hotels, shops, showrooms, galleries, offices, and restaurants, welcoming in a mixed group of visitors. Composed of concrete lamellas that provide solar shading, the structure only appears to be a solid block from afar – the spaces between the ribs actually allow for ventilation and increased airflow.

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3 Comments

  1. Japanese Eco Home is a ... September 7, 2010 at 3:50 am

    [...] but for all the children of the neighborhood to enjoy. The exterior takes the form of a huge staircase that rises two stories and provides views and a place to lounge. The interior is a [...]

  2. Florence Chan August 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    It\’s an amazing design. Looking forward to seeing it executed. Hope architecture so exciting can happen in Hong Kong.

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    [...] Additionally, a landscaped roof has been integrated above the parking garage, serving as both an elevated garden, and more critically, as a means for rainwater collection and reducing the local heat experienced [...]

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