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Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation

Posted By Brit Liggett On April 1, 2010 @ 7:00 pm In Architecture,Green Design Competitions,Renewable Energy,Water Issues,Wind Power | 2 Comments

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This gorgeous “Green Energy Theme Park” was designed by H Associates for the solar power [2], a wind field [3], geothermal power, water reclamation [4] and a whole host of other green features. The 29-story tower that emerges from the center of the park is a beacon of green design.

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H Associates [6]international competition [7] — but first in sustainability in our eyes. They designed the KEPCO complex to create a deeper awareness of life’s energy cycle. The sprawling green roofs blend the complex into the surrounding landscape while creating beautiful vistas from the solar/geothermal/wind powered skyscraper — instead of views of concrete and brick as most skyscrapers [8] have.

H Associates spared no green feature in the design of this building and we think it’s the perfect mixture of open space and high-tech technology. By creating a series of low lying surrounding buildings they allowed the skyscraper and it’s 120,000 square meters of office space to make the most use of natural light. The building’s fa├žade is specially designed to control temperatures while using as much natural day lighting as possible. Even the inside of the building is full of nature — a high reaching atrium greets visitors when they enter. This building surely would have helped KEPCO reach their goal of becoming the Green Energy leader among the worlds many utility companies.

+ H Associates [6]

+ KEPCO

Via Bustler [9]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/01/gorgeous-green-energy-park-for-korea-electric-power-corporation/kepco-3rd-place/

[2] solar power: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[3] wind field: http://www.inhabitat.com/wind-power

[4] water reclamation: http://www.inhabitat.com/water/

[5] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/01/gorgeous-green-energy-park-for-korea-electric-power-corporation/kepco-inside/

[6] H Associates: http://www.h-associates.net/

[7] international competition: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/26/stunning-solar-powered-gateway-unveiled-for-nigerian-capital/

[8] skyscrapers: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/30/daniel-libeskinds-reflections-to-command-skyline-of-singapores-coast/

[9] Bustler: http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kepco_headquarters/

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