Wuhan is the Lily-Shaped Bloom Set Zero Carbon Energy Center in China
A new research center Calla Lily platform for the University of Wuhan in China is to grow as one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. Dutch company Grontmij, collaborate with architects Eldonk Soeters Van, recently won awards for design and construction of a new research center that will both zero and zero carbon energy, and including other groups of green building strategies.
Located in Wuhan, Wuhan, New Energy Center (also known as the Flower of Energy) has been designed to resemble lilies, with a tower 140 feet in the middle, surrounded by flower-shaped tower is lower and covered with vegetation.
The tower extends up into the bowl and coated with many facing the sun the sun, absorbing the rays like a real plant.
A vertical axis wind turbines shoots outside of the central tower as a stigma. Rainwater collected in a bowl and a fireplace, a 120-meter solar tower to help expel hot air from the building while pulling in cold air below.
Energy Research Centre office building will be effectively zero energy and Wuhan reach our goal of becoming the most sustainable cities in China. Grontmij and Soeters Van Eldonk Architects worked together on this project and expect construction to achieve a three star award in the China Green Building rating system and also hopes to become the first office building in the world met to receive an extraordinary ‘BREEAM rating’ at the International Accreditation Bre. Construction should begin in November 2010.
source : inhabitat