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July 2017 Vol 1 Issue 4
Beiqijia Technology Business District
A model mixed-use development for the twenty-first century urban experience inChina, Beiqijia Technology District offers a high ratio of designed landscapes intended to promote a healthy metropolitan lifestyle. An amalgamation of buildings, interior promenades,park-like public and semi-private spaces combine to form a connected, vibrant, attractive and efficient new district.
Located in the Changping district north of Beijing, the project is defined by its stylish contemporary architecture and a landscape that subdivides into a trio of differently characterized zones organized around the requirements of three main programmatic areas: commercial/retail, office plus residential living. A ground plane pattern of shifting rectangular strips forms an aesthetic tactic that is rigorously applied forging a unique and memorable identity for the entire site. Since LEED Gold accreditation was desired, several parameters were observed in the landscape strategy which primarily addressed efficient and sustainable urban drainage, proposed harvesting and re-use of storm water run-off plus reduction of urban heat island effect by increasing the green ratio.
Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Ramps Up 10th Anniversary Edition
Plants For Green Roofs by Dr. Terrence Tan
Face to Face
In Photo: Mr. Tai Lee Siang, Chairman, World Green Building Council (WGBC)
Cities of Love Awards, the first of its kind, was conceived by Mr Tai Lee Siang, Chairman World Green Building Council (WGBC) and Valeria Ang, who are also the co-authors of the book “Cities of Love”.Green In Future had an opportunity to talk to Mr Tai on his views on the awards and its long term plans.
"Cities of Love Awards are looking for sustainable actions & initiatives in Singapore and Southeast Asia which have resulted in positive social, economic or environmental impacts."
Awards for sustainable issues are usually conferred on government or business leaders who have helped to implement large-scale transformations. Tai Lee Sang and Valerie believe smaller enterprises or individuals who are making a deeper societal impact should share in the glory too. No project is too small, no step is too insignificant – if your actions have made a positive impact in some way, they should not be discounted! Submit your entry and get recognised for your hardwork!
Green In Future is honoured to be associated with the Cities of Love Awards as their Media Partner for COLA 2017 and will continue to render its support for all of their sustainable efforts.ReadFull Interview Here
Be recognized for loving your city. Contribute and Get rewarded at the Cities of Love Award (COLA) 2017
Carbon Absorbing Green Tower- Tao Zhu Yin Yuan project
Tao Zhu Yin Yuan project is a perfect fusion of Western and Oriental technology and culture. The tower is directly inspired by the double-helix structure of DNA, the source of life and the symbol of harmony, and reflects upon the idea of ultimate balance.
"The tower presents a pioneer concept of sustainable residential eco-construction that aims at limiting the ecological footprint of its inhabitants,” Callebaut, the architect behind this design explains.
International Competition - First Prize Winner in November 2010. In the architecture of the project, the association of the living (Bios), the biotechnologies (renewable energies and nanotechnologies), and the NICT (New Technologies of Information and Communication), can meet the Chinese antique thought which always refused to separate the nature and the humanity that nourishes itself from it;
In Photo: Carbon Absorbing Green Tower- Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Project. Client: BES Engineering Corporation, Taipei. Location: XinYin District, Taipei City, Taiwan. Read full article
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Highlights of July
Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Ramps Up 10th Anniversary Edition to Catalyse Change in Asia’s Sustainable Buildings Landscape
Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building market, is set to welcome international visitors this September.
Paving the future for a greener, sustainable living, the event will be held in conjunction with Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, a regional HVAC-R, water and energy exhibition, and the International Green Building Conference (IGBC), at Marina Bay Sands from 12 to 14 September 2017. Read Full Article.
Plants For Green Roofs by Dr. Terrence Tan
Special attention has to be paid to plants used for rooftop greenery, as the green roof system directly influences plant choice. rally hundreds of plants to choose from, the average landscape design palette probably only consists of up to 20 plants that are commonly found in our urban landscape.
"Picking plants for their temperature reduction potential can help improve the urban environment, but is seldom practiced in the industry.
To do so would require a paradigm shift in the current landscape design ethos that goes beyond basic requirements of aesthetics and maintainability. This space remains largely untrodden but is an important step to improving the urban microclimate"
~ Dr Terrence Tan, NUS Research Fellow
Upcoming Events 2017
Green Urban Scape Asia (GUSA 2017)- International Skyrise Greenery Conference on 9 – 10 Nov, 2017
The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) 2017 - Finfish Aquaculture: Strategies for Growth on Aug 16-17, 2017
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