HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Green Architecture
Are architects and designers doing enough to ensure our properties are green? We take a look at what projects are developing which seek to enhance our architecture’s sustainability, aswell as a quick round-up of the biggest headlines in property and architecture from the past week.
Italian architect Stefano Boeri reveals his plans to build a ‘vertical forest’ in the Chinese city of Nanjing. His designs show two towers covered in over 1,000 trees and 2,500 cascading plants. It is another in the trend of green architecture and design which seeks to work in tandem with the environment and combat climate change. It is Boeri’s third green tower or ‘vertical forest’; his other two in Milan and in Lausanne.
Nanjing Vertical Forest – Stefano Boeri – Green Architecture
A new project named A Smarter City, led by The City Centre in partnership with the City of London Corporation and developer Brookfield Property Partners, has been announced which seeks innovative designs for London’s green spaces. The first competition, Smart Green Spaces, challenges entrants to create a way of enabling city workers to make better use of the green spots in the capital.
An Australian studio CplusC Architectural Workshop has proposed an extension for the Sirius building in Sydney, which is under threat of demolition.
The new skinny Manhattan skyscraper by US firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, Madison Square Park Tower, is photographed as it nears completion. It will be the tallest skyscraper in the Flatiron District at 777 feet and is part of a new trend in super-slender skyscrapers in New York City. KPF stated that, “The building features a manor house-inspired, granite-clad base that fits harmoniously within the tree-lined block”.
Tonkin Liu – Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou