Gallery: Foshan Pearl: China’s Energy Efficient Gymnasium Completed

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Although it seems like the media often regards China as the biggest greenwasher in the world, it is hard to dispute sustainable building when pure architectural facts and innovations are involved. The Foshan Pearl Gymnasium, China’s newest addition to its green array, is an excellent illustration of this point. Designed by Japan-based firm Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute in direct response to the sub-tropical climate of the surrounding area, the vast athletic center examines the relationship between internal and external spaces and provides further support for China’s environmentally responsible attitude towards green building and design.

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  1. bpsarchitect June 21, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Another example of architects that don’t play sports designing useless buildings. There is no way that any sporting event, even a pickup basketball game, will be played during the day in this facility. The glare from the natural light will see to that.

    Maybe China can just convert it to an inmate facility making more useless junk for Americans to buy.

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