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Clearpoint Tower – Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

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Clearpoint Tower  Clearpoint-Tower-Top
(sources)

Building Name: Clearpoint Tower
Design Architect: Milroy Perera Associates
Architect of Record: Geoffrey Bawa of Sri Lanka
Structural Engineer: Mäga Engineering
Scheduled to be complete in 2015

AE Interest:

Will be the tallest vertical garden in the world; exterior of the building consists of planted terraces that block all exterior glass from direct sunlight to minimize solar heat gain; terraces are complete with an automatic drip irrigation system and the plants will act as sound and heat buffers, providing cleaner air to the apartments and also allowing natural ventilation to reduce air conditioning systems to a minimum.

Notes: 164 spacious apartments spread over 46 floors overlooking the Diyawanna Lake in Kotte and less than 10km from the largest city in Sri Lanka, Colombo.

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Written by Rachel Schutte

September 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Posted in Built

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