‘Green'  Buildings  Around the  World

By Priyanka Mehta

July 09, 2022

Taipei 101, Taiwan

The world's first skyscraper to exceed a height of half a kilometre with super-fast lifts. Taipei 101 received a Platinum rating under the LEED certification system, becoming the tallest and largest green building in the world.

Image Source: Wikipedia

The Gherkin, London

The structural elements of the building are connected at different angles on each floor due to its shape. This system allows for an open floor plan, vertical support without interior columns, resistance to winds, and ventilation throughout all floors.

Image Source: Wikipedia

World Trade Centre 1 and 2, Bahrain

Twin towers in the world that are optimally positioned to take advantage of the desert winds, with three turbines mounted on sky bridges between the towers to use the wind to full advantage.

Image Source: Wikipedia

Cube Building, Berlin

Check out the striking sculptural inward glass design glazed coated with solar panels. Claiming to be Europe’s first office fit for the 21st century.

Image Source: Wikipedia

Eden Project, England

The largest greenhouse in the world, Eden Project. The efficient structural system consisting of hexagons and pentagons was derived after studying pollen grains, radiolaria, and carbon molecules.

Image Source: Wikipedia

Infinity Benchmark, Kolkata

This 20-storey building stands with a rooftop terrace garden, less heat consuming walls. The low carbon footprint construction inspired use of recyclable construction materials. The building introduced EVs for employee commutes as well.

Image Source: Wikipedia

CopenHill, Copenhagen

A 41,000 m2 waste-to-energy plant with an urban recreation centre and environmental education hub, turning social infrastructure into an architectural landmark.

Image Source: Wikipedia

Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro

The museum features fin-like solar panels designed to maximise the sun’s rays and a natural air conditioning system that requires. Here, it's all about the future.

Image Source: Wikipedia