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Finnish green architecture builds up in China

Finnish green architecture builds up in China

Oct 11, 2016
Energy & resource efficiency
High-performance buildings

New low-carbon Sino-Finnish demonstration city will open in Nanjing, China. The construction of the ecological demonstration city follows an architectural competition, which was designated for Finnish architectural offices.

The competition was won by Finland-based PES-Architects. The winning proposal illustrates the state-of-the-art of the Finnish architecture, combining the likes of a conference center, a hotel and a business hub.

Furthermore, the overall design includes exhibition space for a Finnish Art and Culture Exhibition Centre.

The competition highlights the top-notch expertise of the Finnish architectural offices, not only in the field of design but also in clean technologies. For example, the winning proposal’s façade, designed in the shape of massive ice shards, consists of printed organic solar cells.

Not surprisingly, sustainable buildings are the hottest trend in the construction industry, providing comprehensive energy wisdom for urban planning and serving as a major game changer in decreasing emissions.

Ultimately, sustainable demonstration cities, like the one in Nanjing, pave the way for further green building innovations.

Altogether, six Finnish architectural offices were invited to the competition, officially named as Nanjing Sino-Finnish Economic, Trade and Cultural Cooperation and Exchange Center Architectural Design Competition.

The competition was organized by the Nanjing Southern New Town management committee in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland in China and Finpro’s Beautiful Beijing growth program.

Image: PES-Architects

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