To create more sustainable buildings, building performance is best addressed from the outset through a coordinated, integrated approach. Nanjing Eco Hi-Tech Island in China embraces this notion, serving as the region’s center for the practice of high-tech innovation, with cultural and workplace buildings that restore the environment, interweave nature and reduce the use of critical resources such as energy and water.
As China witnesses unprecedented growth—and contends with increased pollution, floods and other environmental effects—the Nanjing project provides smart eco-urbanism that prioritizes both people and the planet. The development offers a range of mixed-use spaces, including office buildings that serve as incubators for technology and environmental companies, as well as a cultural venue and a public promenade.
The technology park is anchored by an Exhibition Hall, which creates a welcoming impression—and helps reduce energy use by more than 30 percent—with its dramatic dual-layer roofline inspired by the horizon and nearby mountains. Each of the Exhibition Hall roofline’s eight peaks features an oculus, or “light cannon” that drives natural light inside.
Rooftop gardens and terraces on both the Office Research Buildings and the Exhibition Hall eliminate water runoff, provide refuge for local wildlife and offer an invigorating oasis. Water saving strategies such as rainwater harvesting help reduce water use for irrigation by up to 50 percent compared to traditional systems.
The surrounding landscape, with its organic form based on the branched structure of a tree, houses spaces for coffee shops and retail. Native plantings cover more than 30 percent of the landscape to help control water runoff and reduce erosion, while local trees and shrubs provide a dramatic welcome.
建筑面积: 86000 平方米
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