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FUSIONOPOLIS: Singapore’s New Green Skyscraper
Posted By Mahesh Basantani On July 21, 2008 @ 10:00 am In Architecture,Design,Urban design | 7 Comments
The Singapore skyline has been getting greener  these days with new developments from some of the world’s most renown architects. The latest design to join the trend is a new futuristic green building from architect Ken Yeang  named Fusionopolis. A research and development complex, this structure will adorn Singapore as the island nation’s most eco-friendly skyscraper.
The 15-story building will be 1.4 Km high, and boast of a ‘green infrastructure.’  The building will be home to the longest continuous vertical stretch of vegetation of any building in the world. A vertical spine of planting will rise up through the building, and landscaped garden terraces will be located on each floor of the building. The vegetation will help in passive cooling and insulation. The vegetation will also improve the sense of well being of the residents.
Natural daylight will be directed into the building interior by prisms which deflect the sunlight as it hits them. The drainage and irrigation system will also integrated green features. The whole building will function as an ecosystem , and strive to strike a balance between the organic and inorganic elements so as to make the building work like a living system.
The building has been designed by the visionary architect Ken Yeang . He is currently working as the director of Llewelyn Davies Yeang , a leading design and architect firm. He is well-known for developing environmentally sustainable buildings for the tropics and believes in the philosophy that buildings should work like living systems.
Via The Telegraph 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/21/fusionopolis-singapore%e2%80%99s-new-green-skyscraper/
 has been getting greener: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/05/foster-partners-new-green-complex-for-singapore/
 Ken Yeang: http://www.ldavies.com/index.cfm?categoryname=news&category2ID=161&NewsID=2730&detail=1
 ‘green infrastructure.’: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/main.jhtml?xml=/motoring/exclusions/supplements/accord/nosplit/buildjungle.xml
 function as an ecosystem: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/09/habitat-2020-off-the-grid-future-abode/
 Ken Yeang: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Yeang
 Llewelyn Davies Yeang: http://www.ldavies.com/
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