Sustainable Building in the Trees of Life (Trees of Life)
Trees of Life is just part of the title of this work that you want to introduce today. But this is exactly what we have taken out, because it best describes how the architect team is concerned with sustainable building. They do not just seem to be technically oriented.
Sustainability also has a philosophical sense that is so important given the global challenges ahead.
Background of the design
The complete name of the project is Floating Waterfront Village: Trees of Life (Floating Village on the Bank: Trees of Life). The locality for which it is intended is also known as Venice of China. It is located at Pearl River Delta of China. However, the increasing number of people means big challenges. On the one hand, the inhabitants need much more space for their own apartments. At the same time, the land that you have is getting scarcer. Also you do not want to destroy the landscape on the ground due to the construction. We mean that in the literal sense.
A futuristic project – Floating Waterfront Village
Because at first glance, if one looks at the sketches of the project, it can be seen that by imitating the construction of the trees, the buildings occupy relatively little space here. They distribute the habitats in height approximately on the same principle as these plants in nature apply.
Sustainable aspects of architecture
Let’s now explicitly mention the aspects of sustainability in construction. First, one finds an answer to the growing demand for housing for the large population. Second, you do not hinder the development of plant life, which spreads close to the ground. Last but not least, the population is also protected from problems with the flowing water. This shows that the necessary consequences have been drawn from history. It has all too often happened that the people living in low places around the river have been endangered by floods several times.
The sun tower of Bart Chompff and James Park, Australia
The design concept
The built skyscrapers will tower up to 300 meters into the sky. The sustainability of this architecture is also expressed in a healthy environment, the buildings go up in the air.
The shape of the skyscrapers mimics that of the banyan tree. This grows in southern China. Directly below the top of the crown, additional habitable elements have been added. They also contribute to the further integration of the architecture into the environment.
Cloucity by Juerg Burger, Switzerland
In addition to these purely practical aspects, the sustainable building of the trees of life also shows many others. The buildings work as an energy-efficient system. You can also use them for viewing the surrounding landscape, art and environmental education.
The many faces of skyscrapers
From what has just been written, you have already concluded that the Trees of Life project can have several different identifications. Not only for ordinary people, but also for science. For the construction, the integration of some scientific institutions is planned. These include the stations for observation of the climate, as well as research station for agriculture. The buildings also have a vertical scaffold, which is used for collecting and storing water.
The Obelisk Skyscraper of Jun Hao Ong, Malaysia
From a philosophical point of view, this is like a message from the present to the future. Although everything in this area would disappear, these buildings would still exist. They will be a significant indication of how the relationship between man and nature once was.
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