Eco-friendly skyscraper in Singapore

When nature meets the city you usually get nothing because the nature gets destroyed to make room for artificial structures like towers, clubs, supermarkets etc. People miss the beauty of the natural elements but they enjoy the comfort of the artificial ones so there’s not a lot they get to do in that direction.

The EDITT Tower is here to prove us wrong. Located in Singapore and designed by architects T. R. Hamzah & Yeang, is a very eco-friendly structure. The 26 storey building manages to harmoniously put together two very different concepts: modernity and respect for the environment. EDITT is actually the acronym for Ecological Design in the Tropics. This amazing structure features around 855 m2 of photovoltaic panels delivering 39,7% of the building’s energy supply. And this is not all. A biogas generation plant is used to convert sewage into alternate energy and fertilizer. The whole structure is wrapped into an insulator shield of local vegetation. A grey-water recycling system is used to irrigate the living façade.

So, as you can see, there’s still hope. This is an incredible example of how people and nature can coexist. We just have to be friendly a little less selfish. Not everything is about us, although this is still a type of self interest, because we’re just trying to protect the nature in order to extend our existence on this planet. Anyway, it’s still an improvement.{found on inhabitat}



Published by in Architecture, on May 27th, 2011

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