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Commercial Building, Nanjing, China

Friday 25 Nov 2011

CK Designworks reveals flexible eco model

Commercial Building by CK Designworks in Nanjing, China
CK Designworks 
Commercial Building by CK Designworks in Nanjing, China
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Australian studio shares designs for highly sustainable office building in Nanjing 

As WAN announced in February 2011, Melbourne-based practice CK Designworks is currently heading a masterplanning project in Nanjing, China.. This week we received this highly sustainable concept design which is a key constituent of the 20 sq km scheme, detailing an eco-friendly commercial building boasting a plethora of sustainable elements.

The volume has a footprint of 18,400 sq m and a gross floor area of 111,700 sq m. As such there will be an immense saving on land costs in an area where this commodity is at a premium. Robert Caulfield, Partner in charge of the project explains that ‘buildings of this type are particularly suited to areas where land is at a premium, but also relevant where there is a need for manufacturing processes to be close to ports or road and rail hubs’.

Sustainable features of the building include natural ventilation, utilisation of solar-heated air for winter heating, treated waste water discharged into a nearby lake, heat recovery from industrial processes, and the use of cool air from a nearby lake surface for summer cooling.

Caulfield continues: “Buildings of this type are suitable for a wide range of manufacturing, particularly small mass-produced electronics and white goods items. We have included a showroom, conference rooms, staff amenities and a restaurant on the ground floor. The top twelve floors are office floors for administration and research purposes.”

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CK Designworks

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