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Hongqiao Flower Buildings- Shanghai

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Building: Hongqiao Flower Building (2015)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: MVRDV
Structure: Shanghai Construction Design and Research Institute
MEP: China Team ENgineering Consultants
Landscape Architect: SWA Landscape Architecture
Sustainability Consultant: China Academy of Building Research
Facade Design: EFC Facade Design

AE Interest: The building form allows it to be self shading, thus drastically reducing energy consumption. The Flower Building also received a 3-star energy rating, a Chinese classification for the ‘Green Building Label.’ Utilizes green roofs, natural ventilation, rainwater collection, and permeable roadways.

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Written by Caleigh Spurgin

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Built

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