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Nature-Focused Skyscrapers

A Large Eco-Skyscraper is Being Built with an Expansive Forest

— February 13, 2018 — Eco
Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati have begun construction on a massive eco-skyscraper in Singapore, which will feature a four-storey vertical park built into the building itself. The finished building will contain 29 floors of office space and 299 apartments. This may seem fairly standard in terms of skyscrapers, but unlike most towers, the building will feature a large forest-like area separating the building in half. The urban oasis will be framed in a glass and steel facade with cut-outs allowing the trees to grow outside of the building.

This eco-skyscraper seems to be focused on green space, as the building will also feature multiple public gardens. The ground floor will feature ample green-space, and will be used for exercise classes, art installations and community events. The building will also be outfitted with state-of-the-art technology as sensors will dot the entirety of the building. This combination of nature and man will set a new benchmark for future work-spaces and both companies hope more construction projects will follow its lead.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-skyscrapers - Architectural firms are constructing buildings with large forest-like areas inside them to promote a greener environment.
2. Vertical Parks - Companies are incorporating green space into their skyscrapers by building vertical parks into them, creating an urban oasis.
3. Smart Buildings with Green Features - Sensors are being used in new skyscrapers to create eco-friendly environments and green spaces that promote health and well-being.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architecture firms can take innovative approaches to create more eco-friendly buildings with green spaces that promote health and well-being like this eco-skyscraper.
2. Real Estate - Real estate companies can focus on constructing buildings that promote green living such as these eco-skyscrapers and marketing them to a growing population of environmentally-conscious individuals.
3. Technology - There is room for technology innovation in the construction sector, especially with features like sensors and smart systems that can bring together the best of both the natural and the man-made.
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