Aedas’ 18 Kowloon East is a huge building with a surface area of 32,400 sq m (GFA). This megastructure has space for offices, car park, shops, showrooms, etc. The design of this building is unique but it looks attractive. The modern design of this building is based on ‘green’ theme and it is both contemporary. The lower part of the building has greenery wrapped around it to add to the green effect of the building. It also gives an unusual look to this green megastructure. The look of the upper portion of this green building is similar to the look which we have seen in several glazed tower. The parking space has plants to add to the greenery of the building. This building is sustainable and it adds to the green effect of the area in which it is located. The building is located in an area which is in the industrial blocks. Aedas has taken into account the wishes of the owner while designing the buildings green belt. The designer is hopeful that the lush greenery in this building would add to the neighborhood’s greening effect. The plants help in filtering the air and give a unique look to the building.
Green Building: 18 Kowloon East by Aedas:
Kowloon Bay, once dependent on manufacturing, is undergoing transformation of rejuvenation. With the building located in a community with dense industrial blocks, instead of providing another office tower entirely wrapped in a coolly glazed skin, the design investigates the possibility of providing an environmentally sustainable design in such an industrial area. The target is to contribute a greening effect to the neighborhood and enhance the quality of life for users in the building as well as the pedestrians on the street level.
Designed by renowned architect Aedas, the 18 Kowloon East is a 28-storey green building located in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, China. This commercial building has a surface area of 32,400 sq m (GFA). This building was completed in 2010. This building has space for offices, showrooms and shops. It has a large car parking space on the ground floor. This building has been designed by Aedas as per the requirements of the client. The area where this building is located was once house to several manufacturing industries but now the Kowloon Bay is undergoing massive transformation. With a sustainable design, this green building would enhance the life of the people using this building. Aedas is hopeful that the greening effect of the neighborhood would also improve due to this building. Since the theme of this green megastructure is ‘green’, the floors which are meant for car parking has plants to add to the greening effect. The car parking space is at the tower’s lower portion. The plants not only add to the greening effect of the neighborhood, they also give a unique and pleasing look to the building. These plants also filter the air and reduce the air’s suspended particulates.