Gallery: Silvertree Eco-Tower Rises in the UK

 

The Royal Victoria Docks in London are bursting with development, and we were excited to hear that the latest tower to take hold boasts some extraordinary eco features. Designed by Studio RHE, the Silvertree is a 24-story skyscraper wrapped in a shimmering photovoltaic skin that is interspersed with lush vertical gardens. Slated for completion in time for the 2012 Olympics, the building will also feature a ground-source heat pump and an on-site biomass energy generator to round out its array of carbon-cutting features.

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