• Capabilities: Architectural Design
  • Sectors: Commercial Developers

Qingdao Net Zero Tower

Qingdao, China - A 400-meter high mixed-use skyscraper that will be a model of high-tech sustainability and a central landmark for the Qingdao seaport.

400m

super tall tower

90

floors

Conceived as a vertical city that includes offices, dining, residential and retail areas, the proposed 400-meter Net-Zero Tower in the seaport of Qingdao links surrounding neighborhoods, business districts and government centers. In doing so, it aims to become the central landmark for the region.

Sustainability was a key factor in the architectural design process undertaken on behalf of developers Qingdao Yongsheng Real Estate Development. The tower is a model of high-tech green innovation, as it conserves energy while generating enough power to meet its own requirements with multiple energy sources on site.

The shape of the super-high rise is designed to reduce wind loads by facilitating airflow. Its serrated surface modulates wind pressure to avoid too much acceleration, saving significantly on structural material and costs. Its ‘fins’ shade the glazing to avoid undue heat gain and provide ample surfaces for placing integrated solar panels.

Combined with high-performance glazing and mechanical systems, Net-Zero Tower could become one of the world’s first net-zero-energy skyscrapers and a role model for climate conscious developments in China.

Outcomes

400m

super tall tower

90

floors

World's 1st

net-zero energy skyscraper

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