When the growing eco consciousness of the present population is attempting to create a green earth, how can the architects stay behind? Some of the eco conscious architects of the world have come up with architectural structures that, aside from being splendid pieces of art, are the most futuristic self sustainable buildings as well that claim to create a pollution free world. We’ve listed 10 such unique skyscrapers with prominent green touch that take the green movement to its next, higher level. Have a look at them.
Chinatrust Bank complex
This Taiwanese building is a benchmark in the initialization of green movement in the country. The building aims to utilize the natural skyline and the climatic attributes of the area, where it has been erected, to the fullest. The roof top garden over this eco building has been designed to restore rainwater for future use and minimize the urban heat. Efforts are also being made to optimize the natural sunlight by the implementation of floor to ceiling glass panels, curtail wall technology with narrow floor plates and sensors.
Felipe Campolinaâs portability skyscraper
The teeming population, reduction in open landmass and the increasing rate of pollution has led the Brazilian architect, Felips Campolina to give the matter a grave thought. Thus, this skyscraper has been constructed to cater to the social as well as the environmental conditions of the place. The steel framing on each floor aims at creating less pressure on the ground while supporting more population. The thermo-acoustic insulation on the walls trap solar energy throughout the day to reduce urban heat and electricity consumption.
As an answer to the congestion, rising population and the growing environmental pollution in one of the busiest cosmopolitan cities in India, Mumbai, the US based architectural firm, Perkins Eastman has presented two designs of vertical skyscrapers at the Kohinoor Skyscraper Competition in Mumbai. One of the plans showcased singular 33 story building while the other exhibited two mid rise structures. Both of the plans promise recycling of rainwater, reuse of solar energy and abundant residential space.
Suburb in the city
The urban dwellers are permanently deprived from the rustic taste of suburban life. But the Spanish firm, Nabito Architects, situated at Barcelona, has come up with an excellent idea in that regard. Each of the apartments in the building will have a piece of greenery of its own. Although it is not a solution for growing urban population, it will, however, cater to the minds of nature lovers, where each of the tenants will be at liberty to grow his own flora and fauna.
The most eco conscious skyscraper in Singapore is the brainchild of the Malaysia born American architect, Ken Yeang. This 15 story building will comprise of vertically rising vegetation all through its surface. Thus, each of the floors of the building will be attached with a landscape garden that requires less water and is prefect for survival in higher altitudes.
Chicago’s Willis Tower
The eco conscious inhabitants and the architects of Chicago in USA have planned to give the Willis Tower a green revamping. The glass windows of this tall building, formerly known as Sears Towers, will be replaced with Pythagoras glass that traps solar energy, exposes the building to more daylight and reduces electricity consumption. These special glasses will also keep the interiors cool.
This eco friendly twin towers at Paris, a brainchild of French architect Jaubert Francois, will be an integrated structure. It will feature sporting facility, residential space and commercial arena, all within one building complex. The most prominent eco credential of the building is the vertical park that connects the two buildings and finishes at the football pitch on the rooftop.
This most futuristic, interconnected architectural structure will aim at catering to the never ending needs of the recent urban population. Envisioned by the San Francisco based designer, Joana Borek Clement, this floating structure will comprise of amusement parks, amphitheaters, open fields, bathhouses, etc. The concept of city above the city has been created keeping in mind the congested condition of present day Tokyo.
Qatarâs giant cactus
The astounding example of biomimicry has been erected by the architectural firm, Aesthetics Architects Go Group. The facade of the building looks like a giant cactus. This towering cactus is the office of Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture, located at Qatar. There are sun shades that open and close to regulate the heat received by the building. This resembles the natural behavior of a cactus too. It will also have a botanical garden atop, having edible farm.
The designer trio, Yoann Mescam, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans and Xavier Schirr-Bonnans have won the second place at the Evolo Skyscrapper competition for their Flat Towers. This will be an ideal solution for the cosmopolitan cities like New York and Hong Kong. This is a dome like structure that literally protrudes out of the ground area. The tall structure is well equipped to accommodate huge man force and provide natural vegetation simultaneously. The perforated surface of the building is for trapping and storing solar energy and rainwater for future use.