Shanghai office building designed as ‘sustainability machine’

An 11-story, terraced office building planned for Shanghai has been designed as a “sustainability machine,” according to the architects, MVRDV of Rotterdam, Netherlands. The designers have integrated high-tech and low-tech solutions to reduce the facility’s energy requirements, earning it this descriptor.

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The building is expected to be an agricultural oasis in a rapidly developing area of Shanghai and will be one of China’s smartest, greenest sustainable buildings, according to the architects.

The 18,900 sq m building will serve as the headquarters of Lankuaikei Agriculture Development, an agriculture technology and research firm that works to “empower

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