British designer Sir Norman Foster has revealed his designs for the Green Tower, a new ecological tower in Khanty Mansyisk, Siberia.
The tower design takes the local weather and nature of Siberia into account. The 280- meter tower centers around a south-facing atrium to maximize daylight and solar gain. The tower will also be covered in faceted glass to help maximizing the daylight during the winter while reflecting natural daylight to illuminate the interior spaces and save energy.
The tower will feature residential, office, hotel and retail programs, entertainment and a restaurant at the tower's summit.
The Green Tower, Siberia
1. Ecological Design - Designing buildings that take into account the local weather and nature to maximize energy efficiency and sustainability.
2. Daylighting - Using faceted glass and other techniques to bring in natural daylight and reduce the need for artificial lighting.
3. Mixed-use Development - Creating buildings that integrate residential, office, hotel, retail, and entertainment spaces for a more comprehensive and vibrant experience.
1. Architecture - Opportunity to create innovative and eco-friendly designs that prioritize sustainability and energy efficiency.
2. Construction - Opportunity to implement new building techniques and materials that result in more sustainable and energy-efficient structures.
3. Hospitality - Opportunity to incorporate sustainable design elements and attract environmentally conscious guests while providing a diverse range of experiences within a single building.