Gallery: Germany Unveils World Class Sustainable ECO CITY

 

Today Germany’s historic Hamburg-Harburg Harbor announced the development of a sustainable ECO CITY that combines industry, entertainment and pedestrian life into one super green package. Designed by international firm Tec Architecture and the global engineering company ARUP, ECO CITY is one of the only projects in the world that is seeking to achieve the highest level of environmental certification from all three major green building rating systems (LEED, BREEAM and DGNB). The project is an exceptional example of how to integrate efficient technology and building methods while fostering social interaction and community rebirth.

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  1. Supermassive Aerogenera... July 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    […] current three blade horizontal axis turbines for off-shore applications. The green engineering firm ARUP, along with a host of other players, recently concluded a viability study of the new Aerogenerator […]

  2. Will August 21, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Sounds great! Arup was the designer of Dongtan, in China (http://www.cleanerairforcities.blogspot.com/2008/08/new-green-city-for-china.html). I hope this gets off the ground. It should be really cool!

  3. Curious Luke August 19, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Aren’t those Vertical Axis Wind Turbines in all of the wrong places? Don’t they need need to be as high as possible, in order to get into the strongest available winds?

  4. Frans Prins August 19, 2009 at 4:06 am

    An energy reduction of 30% is nice, but for being an fruntrunning “worldclass eco city” there’s more needed. Cradle-to-cradle concepts for architecture count with 100%; that should be the future, and is already possible to realize. I also don’t see why the architecture supports social interaction and “community rebirth”. Glass towers tend to do the opposite and create anonymity. I don’t see any elements in the images that would support social interaction. We can do much better!!!

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