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Pearl River Tower – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Pearl River Tower
Location: Jinsui Road/Zhujiang Avenue West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
Architect: Skidmore, Owings, & Merill(SOM), Guangzhou Design Institute
Structural Engineer: SOM
Main Contractor: Shanghai Construction Group
Sustainable and MEP Design: SOM

AEinterest: Sustainability goal “Towards Zero Energy“. The aerodynamic form, which includes the two open spaces on both facades, helps direct wind flow to push wind turbines. Internally ventilated, high performance double wall facade(N/S facade), triple-glazed facade(E/W facade), chilled radiant ceiling, solar panels. Daylighting design.

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Written by Karlie Hoh

September 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Posted in Built

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