Architecture: Sustainable Architecture: Vanke Center by Steven Holl Architects
Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Architecture: Sustainable Architecture: In China: Vanke Center by Steven Holl Architects: “..The Vanke Center will be the first, highest rated USGBC, LEED Platinum Certified Project in China..Hovering over a tropical garden, this ‘horizontal skyscraper’ – as long as the Empire State Building is tall – is a hybrid building including apartments, a hotel, and offices for the headquarters for China Vanke Co. ltd. A conference center, spa and parking are located under the large green, tropical landscape which is characterized by mounds containing restaurants and a 500 seat auditorium. The building appears as if it were once floating on a higher sea that has now subsided; leaving the structure propped up high on eight legs..” Excellent completed project photos by Iwan Baan..
image: Iwan Baan/Arthitectural; artice: Arthitectural