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Steven Holl's LEED Platinum Horizontal Skyscraper Completed!

by , 03/15/10

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The complex’ green features include car parking spaces for electric vehicles with built-in charging stations. Additionally, The doors, floors, and furniture are made from bamboo, and the carpets are composed of recycled material. High-performance glazing has been installed in the building’s facade, while solar panels will provide 15% of the office’s electricity. All of these combined features are elevating the building towards LEED Platinum status. The horizontal skyscraper’s sophisticated elevated structure also functions to protect it from damage in the event of a tsunami. The project has received a 2010 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.

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