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Solar-Powered King's Park Education Center Boasts a Massive Green Roof

by , 08/24/13



King's Park, Perth, sustainability center, Botanic and Garden's Authority, Australia, green roof, solar power, double glazing, LED lighting, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, environmental education,

The King’s Park educational facility was designed primarily to educate children about sustainability, but its applicable for adults too and the building hosts the occasional public presentation. Run by the Botanic Parks and Gardens Authority, the building features a large planted roof that compensates for the building’s footprint, restoring a small habitat for birds, bees, and various plant species.

Solar-powered and carefully oriented to make the most use of winter sun without blasting the interior with too much heat in summer, the building also boasts superior thermal massing and double glazing. Cross ventilation ensures that the interior environment is comfortable year-round and indoor air quality is optimum for children’s health. A great deal of recycled materials were used in the construction, and LED lighting reduces the building’s overall energy requirement. As a result of these thoughtful interventions, Donaldson + Warn are able to divert approximately 30.2 tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.

+ Donaldson + Warn

Via Arch Daily

Images © D-Max Photography

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2 Comments

  1. Pastor C.Roger August 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    The area youth are Hungry for Guidance , WE can use all the Help we can get .<3

  2. roughdesigns August 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    This is stunning!
    However, I wish those building these eco dreams were more concerned with bang for the buck than image.
    Imagine if instead this group commissioned a stunning 3D life like computer model you could “tour” along with an energy and carbon model showing how much it would save and then took the rest of the many millions of dollars and invested it in big bang for the buck eco projects, like, insulating 1000x as many poor and middle class peoples buildings, and showing how much more energy and carbon they saved by NOT building their eco dream.
    What can I say, I too dream………

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