Gallery: EXCLUSIVE PICS: Leafy Mutual Tower is Namibia’s Tallest, Green...

South Africa has more than a handful of green buildings under its belt, but the Mutual Tower in neighboring Namibia designed by Leon Barnard Architects is the country's first green skyscraper - and Inhabitat managed to get permission to check it out first hand. Officially inaugurated in 2009, the 21 story building has had its fair share of drama, including a small fire, but it has recuperated beautifully and the financial services company Old Mutual is constantly seeking new ways to tweak its efficiency, even though it already consumes 60% less energy than comparable office buildings in Windhoek.

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1 Comment

  1. D in NYC February 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Too bad they added those damn patio gas heaters! Warming the outdoors really is counterproductive beyond belief.
    They can blow up from time to time…

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