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Ironic Eco-Architecture

The King Abudullah Petroleum Research Center Goes for LEED Platinum

— February 9, 2010 — Eco
Seems like everyone is jumping on the environmentally friendly wagon, even if it is incredibly contradictory and ironic, to say the very least—just take the King Abudullah Petroleum Research Center, for instance. Yet perhaps it's these converts that bring the most hope, don't you think?

Anyhow, the King Abudullah Petroleum Research Center is designed by Zaha Hadid, and aims to obtain a LEED Platinum rating. That's pretty ambitious.
Trend Themes
1. Environmentally Friendly Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop sustainable building materials and technologies to meet the increasing demand for eco-friendly architecture.
2. LEED Certification - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create innovative solutions and strategies to help buildings achieve LEED Platinum rating more efficiently and cost-effectively.
3. Contradictory Design Concepts - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the potential of merging seemingly contradictory concepts in design to create unique and thought-provoking architectural developments.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Embrace sustainable design practices and promote the integration of eco-friendly technologies in the architectural industry.
2. Building Materials - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Research and develop new materials that provide both aesthetic appeal and environmental sustainability for use in construction projects.
3. Green Building Certification - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create streamlined processes and tools to accelerate the certification of buildings for LEED and other green building certifications.
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