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Thursday, May 7, 2009

More Green Roofs in Taiwan

Inhabitat.com once again brings a great article about green roofs. This green roof is in Taiwan, and is part of the Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park in Hsinchu County.

The green roof is only part of the structure. The key elements of the complex, designed by Manfredi Nicoletti and Arco Architects & Designers, are the "... twin nautilus shell structures..." and the "... structure of the outer skin is laced with geometric patterns that represent the four symbols of the DNA sequence of the dangerous bacteria being studied within."

While the purpose of the green roof is to aid in controlling heating and cooling costs, its stated purpose is to "... provide(s) insulation while blending the project in with its surrounding environment. " This type of green roof is similar to one in Singapore at the Nanyang Technological University. Hydroponic garden

The center, due to be completed in 2013, as reported in "The China Post," cost approximately NT$20 billion ($60,650,000). The purpose of the center is to "... be a national medical center that focuses on clinical research and translational medicine" as well as to "...bridge the gap between clinical practice and biomedical research to boost Taiwan’s biomedical industry. "




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