The world’s most sustainable building, the Wuhan Energy Flower finds its place in China
China presents the world with the most sustainable building, a flower. The Wuhan Energy Flower, designed by Dutch company Grontmij in collaboration with Soeters Van Eldonk architects is the first in the world to receive a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) outstanding accreditation, which isn’t really an easy achievement. Inspired by the Calla Lily flower, this building will play host to the energy center of Wuhan, with zero carbon emissions and zero energy ambitions, with the main office building standing 140 meters tall and surrounded by laboratories in the form of leaves.
The building is so designed to provide itself with shade during the sweat breaking summer months in China, and the roof equips solar panels for electricity generation. Rain water is collected in the bowl and used for water supply in the building, while vertical wind turbines generate wind energy. The edge of the bowl is designed to be a sunroof for heating and cooling of the building. Trust the Chinese to come with a piece of architecture as green as this.
[World Interior Design Network]