The fight to save the nature and “greener” planet is still on giving a great responsibility to do our part. From the industrialize city like Sydney, Australia, you will surely be amazed how brilliant this 30 storey high-rise office tower is. Featured in Urban Gardens written by Robin Plaskoff Horton is an article (read here) that make and Aussie in me proud.
Designed by Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects, 1 Bligh Street is a sustainable innovation and design high-rise building. It received 5-star Australian Building Greenhouse Rating and 6-star Green Star Rating and awarded as Best Tall Building Award in Asia & Australasia for 2012 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Are you wondering what causes this award and recognition? The answer is simple. It is about its design and structure.
Bligh Street has decorative plants throughout the building, a 9.7 green wall and a rooftop terrace that provide another green space for the occupants. It is naturally ventilated and a glass roofing providing the people a natural light. It also have a state of the art double skin facade. The outer glass protects the sun shades and also reflecting the natural light to the building making the building energy-efficient. It also make use of an innovative tri-generation system that uses gas and solar to generate cooling, heating and electricity. Are you amaze now? Well, there’s more. Bligh Street also recycled black water providing clean water for the washroom flushing system and for the green spaces. It also recycled rain water to the green spaces.
How awesome is it, if all the buildings are built this way. Incorporating the green technology in the design in indeed the future of architecture across the world. Now, you wouldn’t be surprise if you see another sustainable structure near you. So let’s do our part as well to help build a much “greener” world.