Shanghai Tower An Architecture Marvel

Shanghai Tower, the tallest tower of China, recently won Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize of 2018. As many as 30 other projects were also selected in different categories. The tower is designed by the American architectural firm Gensler with Shanghainese architect Jun Xia leading the design team. It showcases one of the best practices in sustainability and a high-performance design. The Tower incorporates numerous green architecture elements and uses 40 per cent less water and 21 per cent less energy. The wind turbines are installed on the top floor and the energy generated is used in exterior lighting and parking areas. The shape of the building is such that make it is optimal for rainwater harvesting. The technologies used in this building lowers the total carbon footprint by 34,000 metric tonnes per day.

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