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GDS Architects Unveils New Jinshui Science Park Concept with Zero Carbon Footprint
Posted By Helen Morgan On September 2, 2013 @ 12:45 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Solar Power,Zero energy | No Comments
In order to reduce energy use the studio has a solution to prevent dependency on air conditioning: the towers will each have a double skin facade of Low-E glass and horizontal sunshades on the inside – to enable ventilation and allow sunlight to flood the interior space.
To help the building produce its energy and become more self-sufficient, each tower will be decked out with photovoltaic panels  on the roof and walls. This has the potential to create a lot of energy, which, considering the amount of space to be used for offices as well as residences, would be essential to the park’s sustainability goals.
While the concept takes its inspiration from existing campuses and complexes that make up the current science parks, it also draws on ideas from urban developments in Australia and Singapore. Buildings will be clustered together in groups in order to create facilities that can be shared. External gardens are to become communal areas for residents and workers alike to give the park a community element.
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