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MVRDV Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Business District at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

Posted By Mark Boyer On April 25, 2013 @ 9:00 am In Architecture,Gallery,global development,Green Roof | No Comments

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, central business district, MVRDV, Aedas, Shanghai [1]

The facades of the buildings in the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport business district are meant to subtly reference the patterns seen in a bamboo [2] forest, according to the architects. “The self-shading shape of the flower building has led to a fa├žade with smaller openings on the upper floors for efficient energy consumption,” MVRDV [3] explains. In addition to the self-shading design features, the office buildings will also include “hidden hatches” next to the windows that will allow for natural ventilation.

The new development will be built around a sunken plaza, which will feature wide stairs that will double as seating areas. The central plaza will be surrounded by office buildings and thus protected from vehicle traffic. A pedestrian route meanders through the development, leading to a shopping center, which is being designed by Aedas [4]. The business district is expected to achieve three stars, which is the highest possible ranking in the Chinese Green Building Label.

+ MVRDV [3]

+ Aedas [4]

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[2] bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/tag/bamboo/

[3] MVRDV: http://www.mvrdv.nl/

[4] Aedas: http://www.aedas.com/

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