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JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On September 13, 2010 @ 6:39 pm In Architecture,green roof,Wind Power | 3 Comments
Within Logistic City, lifted public space is surrounded by shops, offices and housing. Due to its height and design dynamics, the tower’s form allows for plenty of wind circulation, so open spaces within the program have been filled with wind turbines  that will pump power into the city’s system. Since the underlying concept is to “open-up” the standard skyscraper, most levels of the structure are exposed to daylight. However, the use of PVs  is still in discussion.
Verdant gardens  grace many of the levels –meaning that the building must find a way to water  them as sustainably as possible. Since pumping water up 888 meters is not very energy-efficient, water retention is key. Therefore, the top-tier sections of the ‘city’ will depend on systems for storing and recycling water.
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URLs in this post:
 Shenzhen: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=shenzhen
 Julien de Smedt Architects: http://www.jdsarchitects.com/
 tower city: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/18/plug-your-hexagonal-house-into-this-vertical-city/
 wind turbines: http://www.inhabitat.com/energy/wind
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/shenzhen-logistic-city-7.jpg
 PVs: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power
 gardens: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/26/enchanting-vertical-garden-is-really-a-flora-filled-bar-in-disguise/
 water: http://www.inhabitat.com/water
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