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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

eco-design, green design, sustainable design, eco-architecture, vertical garden, STL Chicago, Spiretec, passive design, green lung, mixed-use development, india, IT campus, Greater Noida Region [6]

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 [7] 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 [8] that also combines all of the amenities of modern life.

+ STL Chicago [1]

Via Arch Daily [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] STL Chicago's: http://www.stlchicago.com/

[2] vertical garden: http://inhabitat.com/vertical-gardens-by-patrick-blanc/

[3] mixed-use development: http://inhabitat.com/mixed-use-development-for-amsterdam-inspired-by-the-alligator/

[4] exterior skin: http://inhabitat.com/un-studios-korean-mall-kinetic-translucent-skin/un-studio-korean-mall-4/

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/spiretec%e2%80%99s-20-storey-vertical-garden-is-a-green-lung-for-greater-noida-india/spiretec-india-vertical-garden-8/?extend=1

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/spiretec%e2%80%99s-20-storey-vertical-garden-is-a-green-lung-for-greater-noida-india/spiretec-india-vertical-garden-8/

[7] passively cooling: http://inhabitat.com/ceramic-ecooler-screen-is-a-beautiful-passive-cooling-system/

[8] green space: http://inhabitat.com/flat-tower-a-horizontal-yes-horizontal-skyscraper-places-2nd-in-evolos-skyscraper-competition/

[9] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/128781/spiretec-stl/diagrams-22/

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