La Rioja Technology Center has a Living Green Curtain

By: Jordan M - Published: Jan 28, 2011 • References: & architecture-view
The 'La Rioja Technology Center' in Spain is a cutting-edge eco-architecture structure designed by Foreign Office Architects to have a living and breathing green envelope.

The building makes use of sloping cables that will eventually be completely covered by climbing plants. This green wall will eventually provide La Rioja Technology Center with all the air-conditioning it will need, but without requiring any energy. The green wall will also serve the dual purpose of helping to integrate the building and its occupants with their environment, which is something that can be difficult in a workplace that is largely focused on computers and computer usage. Stats for Environmental Building Envelopes Trending: Older & Average
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