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Spiretec’s 20 Storey Vertical Garden Is a Green Lung for Greater Noida, India
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 21, 2011 @ 10:37 am In Architecture | 1 Comment
When complete, STL Chicago's IT campus will have a dramatic 20 storey vertical garden that will not only add a pop of bright color to India's greater Noida region, it will also act as a green lung for the city. The mixed-use development creates a central place to enjoy commercial and cultural activities without having to stray far from residential and tourist facilities and comprises an exterior skin that regulates both sunlight and the amount of air that can flow through the building.
The double-layer outer skin is made with geometric patterns that reflect ancient Indian culture while also creating a ventilation space. This skin also controls how much sunlight enters the building, thereby passively cooling  the interior and creating a very comforting space.
No ordinary vertical garden, the 20 storey “green lung” is composed of a variety of mostly drought-resistant plant species. These include floral and herbaceous plants, as well as ivy and ferns. More than just an IT campus, Spiretec is set to become a central hub for the greater Noida region – an invigorating, fresh green space  that also combines all of the amenities of modern life.
+ STL Chicago 
Via Arch Daily 
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 passively cooling: http://inhabitat.com/ceramic-ecooler-screen-is-a-beautiful-passive-cooling-system/
 green space: http://inhabitat.com/flat-tower-a-horizontal-yes-horizontal-skyscraper-places-2nd-in-evolos-skyscraper-competition/
 + STL Chicago: http://www.stlchicago.com/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/128781/spiretec-stl/diagrams-22/
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