Parkview Group is a developer based out of Hong Kong who owns many properties in Asia and in Europe. This company decided to invest in a revolutionary, in terms of energy savings, building; it’s the first building pre-certified as LEED Platinum in China by the USGBC.
Designed by the Integrated Design Associates architect Winston Shu, Parkview Green FangCaoDi is a large pyramid-shaped glass and ETFE (Teflon) envelope encircling more than 200,000m of multifunctional space divided between four buildings. The complex, which is at the forefront of technology, consists of offices outfitted with 190 linear meters of single-pane pleinAir partitions. A hotel, a multi-level mall and a public passage in the form of a bridge through the heart of the building are equally a part of this innovative architecture.
The environmentally-friendly character of Parkview Green FangCaoDi rests on a simple technology based on low consumption without air-conditioning. It’s the totality of the interior space that acts as a solar chimney. The most elevated point of the pyramid is situated at a height of 89m. It sucks the hot air to the top and removes it to the outside of the building. The office and store spaces are ventilated with the help of underground pipes (these use the naturally constant temperature of the earth) and 60,000m of refreshing Equalios ceiling. Furnished by Clestra Hauserman, this system contributed to obtaining the LEED Platinum certification and the award for Asia’s greenest building at the MIPIM ASIA 2010.