King­town In­ter­na­tional Cen­ter (for­merly Ji­nao Tower)

Industry Leaders - - Green Revo­lu­tion -

Sus­tain­abil­ity con­cerns in China in­spired the ar­chi­tec­ture of this ex­em­plary Nan­jing, China-based skyscraper pro­mot­ing ex­ter­nally ven­ti­lated dou­ble wall. The faceted form of the tower, which re­sem­bles a tra­di­tional Chi­nese lantern, is an evo­lu­tion of in­cor­po­rat­ing me­chan­i­cal, struc­tural, and ar­chi­tec­tural sys­tems. The cur­tain wall com­pris­ing of dou­ble skin helps re­duce me­chan­i­cal cooling by al­most 20 per­cent. The ben­e­fits of this so­phis­ti­cated en­ve­lope in­clude en­hanced HVAC per­for­mance, in­creased con­ve­nience for oc­cu­pants, and lower op­er­a­tional charges.

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