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The Skyscraper Design by SOM Puts Sustainability to the Forefront

 - Mar 15, 2018
References: som & dezeen
Skidmore Owings and Merrill have proposed a sustainable skyscraper design in Paris, France. At 180 meters high, the structure is rumored to be "one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe." The master plan for the project does not only incorporate smart technology and zero-energy frameworks, but it also seeks to establish a direct connection with nature though green balconies, a sky garden and an accessible bridge to the River Seine. In between the tower and the bridge, SOM plans for a LED-lit "timber-framed rotunda."

For the design of the sustainable skyscraper, Skidmore Owings and Merill architects utilize a few familiar concepts of eco-friendly design to their few potential, including "rainwater harvesting greywater recycling and waste-to-energy conversion." The tower will house private residential apartments, as well as hotel rooms.