Seems green towers are sprouting up everywhere—from New York to Guangdong, China. Now the Gold Coast gets its due. A new sustainable mixed-use building has been approved, appropriately, for Miami's Design District. Dubbed COR, the 400-foot-tall building is designed by Chad Oppenheim, principal of OPPENheim Architecture + Design, in collaboration with engineer Ysrael Seinuk, and energy consultants Buro Happold.
The Green features: Reportedly, in order to produce its own power, COR will sport the latest developments in wind turbines, photovoltaic panels, and solar hot water generation.
Plus, the building's modern "hyper-efficient shell," featuring dozens of circular cut-outs, is a major design and engineering breakthrough, according to the project team. It supplies thermal mass for insulation, as well as shading for natural cooking, enclosure for terraces, and armatures for turbines. For more info on future green towers check out this recent post on Bill McDonough's Tower of Tomorrow. via ::Interiordesign.net