Gallery: Shanghai’s International Cruise Terminal to be Cooled By The R...

 

In preparation for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo Sparch Architects has designed this master plan for the International Cruise Terminal. The Terminal includes a cruise welcome center, office space, courtyards, as well as a green corridor along the Huangpu River. Arup Engineering is responsible for the energy efficient design of the welcome atrium, which includes an innovative river water cooling system, natural ventilation and photovoltaic cladding.

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  1. metis March 16, 2010 at 10:10 am

    so is this good or bad? if the article was on a manufacturing plant pumping X tons of heat into the river i’d think it’d be bad, but this reads as positive.

    i’m sure it’s MUCH more efficient than converting coal to electricity, then electricity to coolant movement, but how does the system work? is river water used as a coolant? is it evaporative cooling so teh heat’s not going back into the river?

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