Perkins Eastman recently unveiled two soaring green high-rises in Kohinoor CTL’s competition to design a sustainable mixed-use skyscraper for Mumbai, India. The proposals incorporate an abundance of green building strategies and will harness alternative energy for the buildings’ essential functions, harvest rainwater, make use of solar technology, and provide abundant planters and green spaces to filter and freshen the air.
Both of Perkins Eastman‘s designs juxtapose modern technological advancements with traditional Indian culture – colorful terracotta stones shine alongside photovoltaic cells. One takes the form of a towering 33 story spire with a two-story retail base, while the other is envisioned as a circular mid-rise topped with a verdant green roof.
As the second most populous country in the world, India has swiftly moved into the central ring of international business and continues to make strides in sustainable development. Globally, large-scale urban centers working with, and not against, the environment are vital to future growth as the 7 billion population mark comes hastily around the corner.