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terça-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2018

Criação de Norman Foster, base de lançamento espacial deve ficar pronta ainda em 2011


Criação de Norman Foster, base de lançamento espacial deve ficar pronta ainda em 2011

Spaceport America, edifício todo em aço, "surge" de dentro da terra e busca se identificar com uma espaçonave

Mauricio Lima
21/Fevereiro/2011


A construção do terminal e do hangar do Spaceport America, primeira base de lançamento espacial privada do mundo, está em andamento e deve ser concluída ainda este ano. O projeto, desenvolvido pelo arquiteto Norman Foster em parceria com os escritórios SMPC Architects e URS Corporation, consiste em um edifício que surge de dentro da terra, em uma área desértica no Estado do Novo México, Estados Unidos. O projeto arquitetônico foi escolhido por meio de concurso internacional realizado em 2007.



Vista aérea da base espacial
Segundo os arquitetos, o prédio foi pensado de forma a lembrar as dimensões de uma nave espacial. O edifício conta com estrutura toda em aço e aproximadamente 10,2 mil m² de área construída. Por ter uma forma circular, praticamente toda a orientação das áreas internas é feita a partir do raio do edifício. A cobertura é constituída por treliças de aço onduladas, criando uma forma única para o telhado. Além disso, houve preocupação com a integração das áreas internas. Somente alguns espaços, como as salas de controle, contam com acesso limitado, mas ainda podem ser visualizadas pelos visitantes. 
O edifício é divido em três principais áreas: dianteira, traseira e central. Em anexo, uma pequena construção em concreto abriga as áreas de emergência.  
A parte dianteira do edifício conta com uma área de treinamento operacional, sala de embarque, vestiários para os astronautas, restaurante e as salas de controle, divididos em três pavimentos. A partir de uma grande cortina de vidro, é possível assistir aos lançamentos e à chegada de aeronaves.
Uma ponte de aço liga a parte dianteira do edifício com os terceiros pavimentos das partes central e traseira. A parte central, com pé-direto duplo, será utilizada como hangar, tendo uma porta à direta e uma à esquerda. As portas serão formadas por grandes painéis metálicos que fornecem uma abertura de até 170 m.
A parte traseira do edifício abriga as áreas de apoio e administrativas do complexo. A fachada da parte traseira consiste em uma parede mecânica desenvolvida para sustentar um montante de terra, que cobre cerca de 600 m de canos para o pré-condicionamento do ar que entra no edifício, passando pelo sistema de refrigeração e de aquecimento.
Todo o espaço foi construído para alcançar a classificação Leed nível ouro, pois conta com iluminação natural passiva, ventilação natural e sistema de reuso de água e de captação de energia solar.
O edifício é construído pela Gerald Martin Construction Management. Atualmente, a cortina de vidro da fachada dianteira está sendo concluída, assim como a colocação dos painéis metálicos nas portas do hangar.

Cobertura é constituída por treliças de aço onduladas, criando uma forma única para o telhado



Caminho de entrada no edifício conta com exposição sobre o local e a exploração espacial



Fonte:
http://piniweb17.pini.com.br/construcao/arquitetura/base-privada-de-lancamento-espacial-com-a-assinatura-de-norman-209825-1.aspx



Era uma Vez.....
Era uma vez um conjunto de seres humanos, que criaram uma história de outro mundo.
Como a religião é baseada em dinheiro e as pessoas amam poder, assim se cria um mundo de Et´s, onde são pessoas que nasceram como nós, mas querem que lhes chamemos Et´s.
Era uma vez há muitos séculos, obras como estas, mas que dizem que foi Et´s a construir,
e quando eles tem 300 anos, Deus tem triliões de anos ou mais e Jesus Biliões e seres humanos também, Biliões, logo Jesus é filho de Deus.
Era uma vez seres humanos de elites que se armam em chicos espertos e iludem os tolos.
Com a tecnologia que já tem imensos anos e que sempre existiu naves ou aviões em formas de naves, assim também se constroem edifícios, para que um dia, manipulem a história e digam:
Foi um Et´s que construiu esta obra, eles existem--ahahah.
A parte mais gira é que não existe vida em Marte, mas há quem queira lá ficar.
Há quem ame andar de naves ou aviões com tecnologia avançada e passar-se por Et´s.
E depois diz-se fomos à lua, temos planetas e somos seres únicos.
Pois é, eu deixo que a ilusão coabite a ignorância,
deixo que eles pensem que existe mesmo Et´s.
Era uma vez cientistas loucos, que amavam experiências e como há seres que se deixam
usar para testes, alguns ficaram com a cabeça alterada e com um comprimento de parecem seres de outro mundo, mundo esse cientifico, ou genoma e manipulação total.
Era uma vez seres que amam o medo, e assim manipulam o mundo e destroem com guerras
e com naves e com tecnologia e iludem tudo que os mais poderosos não morrem.
Pois é, quanto mais o homem avança a tecnologia, mais se esmaga.
Era uma vez pirâmides feitas com tecnologia de 3D.
Era uma vez um planeta com Túneis, para onde as naves navegam.
Era uma vez seres tão evoluídos que vivem nas sombras.
E assim se cria certos nomes em todas as seitas,
e assim se entretem as pessoas com a sua ignorância.
Era uma Vez.....
Um mundo com histórias todas manipuladas,
Onde tudo se faz para afastar as pessoas de Deus,
e para o medo coabitar nas suas vidas
e assim elas não evoluírem,
para ficarem nas sombras como os que tudo criam e inventam.
Era uma Vez,
Um mundo, onde muitas elites se deixam manipular,
porque não existem elites, existem pessoas, que acham-se mais
do que os outros por terem poder económico,
e acham-se tão superiores, 
que caiem na sua própria ratoeira e armadilha e golpe,
do mundo do poder e da ilusão do dinheiro.
Era uma Vez, 
uma população que não se ama,
que não se valoriza
que não conhece o seu potencial,
e nem a sua força interior,
e que vende a Alma,
para se ser manipulado e preso
e que faz ainda macumbas, para se afundar mais.
Era uma vez um Ser que deu liberdade
a todas as pessoas e imenso Amor,
mas que o ser humano negou
e assim se escravizou,
Esse Ser Maravilho que ama o Mundo,
Chama-se Deus,
mas há quem se finja e inveje e tenha ciúmes de Deus,
e assim criou um G-O-D-(Gold-Oil-Drugs ou Diamonds),
e assim diz mal de tudo e de todos,
e o ser humano que ama poder e dinheiro,
deixa-se manipular e acredita que Deus,
é mau e traidor,
Pois o egoísmo das pessoas dá nisso,
elas só aceitam o que lhes convém,
mas quando caírem, aprendem do pior modo
a realidade deste mundo,
e descobrem que vivem iludidas com um poder
que não existe neste mundo, e descobrem
que Deus é Amor Verdadeiro e Liberdade.
Era uma vez uma sociedade,
Doente e cega e iludida.
Assim se vive o mundo,
onde alguns amam as pessoas e faz-vos pensar,
outros caíram na desgraça, e querem ver os outros igual,
mas nem sempre, as pessoas perdem os seus valores.
e quando as pessoas se amarem,
elas aprendem a rezar e a amarem-se mais
e a valorizar mais Deus Verdadeiro que é Amor,
e Liberdade Mundial.
Desejo a todos uma boa continuação,
e boas energias de Deus,
e lembrem-se:
Para amar o próximo, tem que se amar com liberdade como Deus
Nos ama, e sempre amou e sempre nos perdoou,
e sempre nos ajudou a descobrir, o que lhe pedimos,
por isso, julgue-se a si, e lembre-se
O conhecimento é a base da Liberdade
e o Amor é como Deus se expressa na vossa Alma,
E vos cura e vos liberta de tudo,
por isso, rezem sempre e construíam sempre algo de bom para vós e para o mundo.
Gratidão com todo o Amor deste Mundo e de Deus, Jesus, Avé Maria e todos seres de Amor,
para que curem esta humanidade e as pessoas que precisam de se libertar,
de caminhos obscuros.

quinta-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2018

This Underwater Hotel Wants To Lead The Way In Restoring Reefs

This Underwater Hotel Wants 

To Lead The Way In Restoring Reefs

The moving hotel’s owners plan to restore coral 

reefs wherever it’s located.







When it comes to the future of travel, many experts have looked
beyond Earth to the cosmos, 
naming space tourism as the next big trend.
But it turns out there’s another trend that’s quietly making waves 
on our home planet, targeting destinations beneath the sea 
instead of above the sky: underwater hotels.
The trend has been dubbed “inner space tourism” by Tony Webb, 
managing director of the new Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel
which is in development after receiving a U.S. patent for its 
innovative design last year.
Webb even describes the 12-room luxury submarine hotel,
 which will float about 30 feet beneath the ocean surface,
 as being “like the International Space Station.”
One point of this is
 to try to link
 the tourism to improving 
the environment.”
Planet Ocean aims to donate 10 percent of its proceeds
 to coral reef restoration — and wherever the 
movable hotel is located, marine biologist Dr. Thomas Goreau
 will grow a natural coral reef habitat in that same area. 
The plan includes relocations to various sites around the world.
“One point of this is to try to link the tourism to improving the
 environment,” Goreau, president of the Global Coral Reef Alliance,
 told The Huffington Post. “We help people restore reefs
 and having hotels do something and be part of the solution
 would be great. So far, they’ve been part of the problem.”
Indeed, about 58 percent of the world’s reefs are threatened
 by human activity, such as the coastal development 
of buildings or yachts causing reef damage
according to the United Nations Environment Program.
Restoring reefs is possible, however. 
Goreau and his colleagues at the alliance invented 
the so-called biorock methodin which low-voltage electrical 
currents are used to stimulate the growth
 of reefs on limestone surfaces.
“We can grow reef frameworks all around an underwater hotel,
 and put them down on flat sand,” Goreau said. 
“We can grow reefs of any size and shape
 around those and that material is limestone.
 It’s the only marine construction material
 that gains strength with age.”

Planet Ocean itself will only be positioned above sand, 
so as to reduce any potential negative impacts on 
the environment, Eleanor Mitch, CEO of the hotel, 
told The Huffington Post. She added that non-corrosive
 and non-pollutant marine equipment 
will be used to build the hotel.
Marine biologists will help the hotel to select
 the best sites to settle in, Mitch said. 
The underwater property also will make an
 effort to avoid hurricanes and any other weather-related risks.
“We believe that the future of travel and tourism
 will be tailor-made experiences,” she said.

 “We also firmly believe in responsible travel and tourism,
 which means that local economies and 
the environment benefit from these activities. 
It has to be a win-win scenario.”
Just like the ISS, the property presents an exciting
 opportunity to do some science.

fonte:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/underwater-hotel-restoring-reefs_us_56dd9e05e4b03a4056792891

quinta-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2017

Inauguran en China el puente con suelo de cristal más largo del mundo






Se inauguró en China el puente colgante con suelo de cristal más largo del mundo en el parque natural de Hongyagu, en la provincia de Hebei, en la zona norte del país asiático.
La construcción tiene 488 metros de longitud, 2 metros de ancho y está ubicado a 218 metros de altura, lo que equivale a un edificio de 66 pisos.
El suelo del puente está fabricado con 1.077 láminas de vidrios transparentes de 4 cm de espesor cada una, capaces de soportar hasta 3.000 personas a la vez. Por ahora sólo se aceptan 600 visitantes para preservar la seguridad de los turistas.
Toda la estructura está suspendida sobre un valle por cables de vanadio que pesan más de 120 toneladas y que son capaces de soportar terremotos de hasta 6 Richter y huracanes de fuerza 12.
Yang Shaobo, directivo del Grupo Hebei Bailu, la firma encargada de la construcción del puente, aseguró que operarios inspeccionarán diariamente el estado de la estructura y con guardias que ayuden a los visitantes a visitar el lugar.
FUENTE: www.emol.com
FUENTE IMAGEN: www.emol.com
Fonte:
http://www.diariodelaconstruccion.cl/inauguran-en-china-el-puente-con-suelo-de-cristal-mas-largo-del-mundo/

sábado, 8 de julho de 2017

AGORA GARDEN, A SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL TOWER


AGORA GARDEN, A SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL TOWER




In November 2010, VINCENT CALLEBAUT ARCHITECTURES SARL 
was awarded as the successful tenderer for the construction of a new 
Luxurious Residential Tower located at Taipei. The Project is currently 
under construction and will be completed in 2016. 

You will find below the CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PROPOSAL 
presented during the competition phase in 2010 
by Vincent Callebaut, Design Architect: 


1. THE ECOLOGIC PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROJECT : 

In the heart of the urban networks of Xinyin District in full development,
 the AGORA GARDEN project presents a pioneer concept of sustainable 
residential eco-construction that aims at limiting the ecologic footprint
 of its inhabitants by researching the right symbiosis between 
the human being and the Nature. 

On this site that is the last and only biggest parcel of land for residential use, 
the concept is to build a true fragment of vertical landscape 
with low energetic consumption. The building is thus eco-designed. 
It integrates not only the recycling of organic waste and used water 
but also all the renewable energies and other new state-of-the-art 
nanotechnologies (BIPV solar photovoltaic, rain water recycling,
 compost, etc.). The project targets thus the energetic performance so
 as to be officially approved by the Green Building Label, 
the norm for high environmental quality, 
delivered by the Home Affairs Ministry of Taipei. 

Part of the concept of inhabited and cultivated vertical farm 
through its own inhabitants, this project of residential tower 
enables first to design by its avant-gardist architecture a new
 life style in accordance with the nature and the climate. 
Actually, the AGORA GARDEN tower superimposes vertically
 wide planted balconies of true suspended orchards, 
organic vegetable gardens, aromatic gardens and other medicinal gardens. 

Such as a living organism, the tower becomes metabolic!
 It overpasses its energy-consuming passive role 
(absorbing all the natural resources and rejecting only waste)
 to produce its own organic food. The architectural concept is 
thus to eco-design an energy self-sufficient building,
 whose energy is electric, thermal and also alimentary. 

Therefore, the project answers directly to 4 main ecologic 
objectives of the After Copenhagen: 

1. The reduction of the climatic global warming. 
2. The protection of the nature and the biodiversity. 
3. The protection of the environment and the quality of life. 
4. The management of the natural resources and waste. 

Finally, according to the Cradle to Cradle concept where 
nothing is lost, everything transforms itself; all the construction 
and furnishing materials will be selected through recycled and / 
or recyclable labels. By imitating the processes of natural ecosystems, 
it deals thus with reinventing in Taiwan the industrial and architectural 
processes in order to produce clean solutions and to create industrial
 cycle where everything is reused, either back to the ground as non-toxic 
organic nutrients, or back to the industry as technical 
nutrients able to be indefinitely recycled. 
Biotechnological prototype, the AGORA GARDEN 
project reveals thus the symbiosis of human actions 
and their positive impact on the nature.  


2. THE MORPHOLOGIC PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROJECT: 

Neither single tower, nor twin towers, the project arises
 towards the sky with two helicoidal towers gathering
 themselves around a central core. This architectural 
party offers a hyper-compacted core and a maximal flexibility 
of the housing storeys (with the possibility to unify two apartments
 units in one without any footbridge). 
It brings a reduction of view angles towards the urban
 landscape and a hyper-abundance of suspended gardens. 

The AGORA GARDEN tower is, as its name indicates it, 
directly inspired of the structure in double helix of the DNA
 (Deoxyribonucleic acid), source of life, dynamism and twinning.
 Every double helix is represented in the project by two
 housing units forming a full level. 

Thus, from its base to the top, the 20 inhabited levels in double
 helix stretch themselves and twist themselves at 90 degrees. 
By metaphor, the obtained sinuosity corresponds to the universal 
musical symbol of harmonic revealing the notion of ultimate
 balance praised by the project. 

• This twist of 90 degrees answers to four major objectives: 

1. The first objective is to be perfectly integrated in the North / 
South pyramidal profile of the Building Volume. Actually, the morphology 
of the project changes according to its orientation. Its East / 
West elevations draw a rhomboidal pyramid whereas the
 North-South ones represent a reverse pyramid. 

2. The second objective is to generate a maximum of cascades 
of suspended open-air gardens, not part of the F.A.R. (floor area ratio).
 Thus, the planted balcony surface area can easily exceed 
the limit of the required 10 percents. The global framework of 40 percents 
of building coverage ratio, i.e. 3 264 M2 is thus totally respected. 

3. The third objective is to offer to the inhabitants exceptional 
panoramic views on the skyline of Taipei 
by multiplying the transversal views, 
especially towards the very close Taipei 101 tower and 
the Central Business District in full emergence. 

4. The fourth objective is to generate from a flexible 
standardized level a progressive geometry with corbels 
which assures the intimacy and the confidentiality of each 
apartment by avoiding the indiscreet vision axes. 

Inspired from the Nature, the AGORA GARDEN p
roject is shaped with an organic fluid and dynamic geometry. 
From the simple and standardized element of the double 
helix of housing superimposed vertically and put 
in successive rotation of 4.5 degrees level by level, 
a multi-facial morphology appears all in convex and concave curves. 

Actually, according to the point of view of the pedestrian
 from the surrounding streets, the AGORA GARDEN tower 
changes of faces and proposes new profiles. 
Besides this moving geometry wearing a planted dress
 with sensual style, the project represents really a built ecosystem
 that repatriates the fauna and the flora in the heart of 
the city and generates alone a new box of subtropical 
biodiversity. It is a new nest in the city! 



3. THE MAIN COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT: 

3.1. The luxuriant forest and the glade: 

In order to ensure the confidentiality of the residents, the whole perimeter 
of the site is bordered by a mineral moat that animates the outside public 
space with organic urban furnitures. Inside the parcel, the walls of this moat 
transform themselves into planted surrounding walls. 
The main access of the site is located at the Song Yong Road
 which is less busy that the main avenue, Song Gao Road. 
The tower is coiled up in the centre of a heavy and luxuriant 
safe forest of mature trees that protects the intimacy of the inhabitants
 from the surrounding urban pollution. In the heart of the vegetable lung,
 the pedestrian square of exotic wood opens itself on a mineral and aquatic glade. 

Such as the shock wave created by a water drop, the landscape design
 is made in circles arches and radiates from the epicentre of the tower. 
A circular light well, curved this time, makes the light, 
the abundant plants in cascades to the deepest basement. 
The car parks, the swimming pool and the fitness 
are thus naturally lightened and ventilated. 

3.2. The lobbies in indoor - outdoor connectivity: 

The ground floor in double height sets through its great transparent
 facades a high connectivity between the interior community
 spaces and the exterior garden. 

3.3. The central core, a vertical twisted garden surrounded 
by sky entry foyers: 

The central core has been designed to separate totally 
the vertical circulations into two housing units on the same level.
 This core is fixed (it does not pivot). But in order to ensure the rotation
 of the storeys floor by floor, it is surrounded by a (naturally lightened) 
horizontal circulation loop welcoming the entry foyer dedicated to each unit. 
This buffer loop enables thus to set the main entrance always 
in the axis of each apartment and this despite of the 4.5 degrees rotation
 storey by storey. An alternative has been studied to build sky
 entry foyers directly around the cylindrical central core offering 
thus planted entry foyers with spectacular front view on the city of Taipei. 

By level, the central core gathers 2 staircases, 4 high speed elevators 
of 24 people (1800 kg), 1 car elevators (also useful to carry enormous art pieces, 
luxury antique vehicles, or even huge pianos, etc.), 2 sky garages in glass and 
also all the vertical shafts for the main flows. All these vertical 
flows are covered by a huge bearing exoskeleton in reinforced steel. 

3.4. The apartments, a maximal spatial and technical flexibility: 

The apartments of 540 M2 on average superimpose themselves 
under the shape of two planted twists unified around a central core. 
Each unit presents a storey structurally made with Vierendeel beams system
 behind glass facades only on even floors. All levels are linked at both
 ends by two spiralling mega columns covered by green walls. 
Each apartment is completely free columns! 

This structural concept inspired of the DNA chain enables a maximal 
flexibility in terms of interior layout. It ensures also an optimal visual permeability
 (indoor outdoor connectivity) towards the suspended gardens of the balconies
 in foreground and the urban panorama on the background.  

• The spatial flexibility is divided in 4 main typologies of storeys of 2 or 4 units: 

Typology A : 2 units with curved living rooms around a central core. 
Typology B : 2 units with living rooms stretched in the length behind the Southern façades. 
Typology C : 2 units with living rooms set in bow by the panoramic storey. 
Typology D : 4 units in duplex with living rooms benefiting from a double height. 

In addition to these basic typologies, two huge clubhouses are set 
up on the roof floors so as to respect the setback required by 
the building volume. Therefore, from the same standardized 
double helix (1.250 M2 floor area), the rotation of the storey
 and its customizable interior laying-out makes every level 
be a unique floor for each resident!  

• The technical flexibility is obtained by the integration of the double
 deck and double wall concepts: 

Spatially hyper-flexible, the constructive system proposed also a total
 flexibility to the level of technical distribution of the flows. Additional 
vertical flows are organized with “oblique shafts” along the glass façade.
 The system of double deck is integrated at each level under the shape 
of a double floor and a suspended ceiling. The network of the flows 
(rain water, used water, hot water, electricity, under floor-heating, 
cool air, hot air, optic fibre, etc.) crossing the central core can thus 
irrigate without any difficulty on the horizontal way all the surface area
 of each storey. Moreover, the use of castellated beams will enable to take 
advantage of a maximal free height under ceiling. The interior partitioning 
of each apartment will be à la carte according to the wishes of each inhabitant.
 The double walls will compartmentalize the different rooms following
 the curved axes of the building by integrating also many useful storage spaces. 

• The energetic efficiency is obtained by isolating façades with high 
performance named inter-layer or double-layer: 

The AGORA GARDEN tower is covered by linear crystalline façades
 repeating themselves at each level. The identical facades in every 
apartment will be pre-manufactured in factory to accelerate their 
setting-up during the works. A multilayer glass (airspace + Polyvinyl Butyral) 
or double layer façades with integrated blinds will be directly 
associated there in order to protect the interior spaces from the 
solar radiation in summer and to limit the calorific loss in winter. 

3.5. The landscape balconies, green cascades of flowers, fruits,
 vegetables and aromates: 

The landscape concept is to build a cascade of suspended gardens 
which cover the entire building. The tower becomes then a true vertical 
Inhabited park, in a box of nature in the heart of the city ! 
The selected essences will be preferably eatable in order to make each
 inhabitant gardener in its own vegetable consumption. Suspended orchards,
 organic vegetable gardens, aromatic and medicinal gardens will flourish
 the wide and deep jardinière along the global periphery of each apartment. 
Garden furniture, compost spaces from waste to organic fertilizers, fuel cells, 
rain water tanks for the irrigation of plants, and ecologic nests for birds will be
 directly integrated in the design of these jardinières. In order to protect
 the organic substrate tanks from the heating coming from the solar radiation, 
the planting beds will be covered by a layer of Bethel white granite on honeycomb. 
The white colour of the AGORA GARDEN tower will provide a new emblematic, 
pure and fresh identity. 

The tower generates through its morphology in rotation two types of 
very specific landscape balconies : 

• The balconies called ascending or positive: open-air, they benefit from 
a maximal sunshine and enable to cultivate their trees and shrubs of 
subtropical essences. We will preferably set up the living rooms on this side. 
It will be also possible to inlay photovoltaic sunshades at the extremity of the
 slab according to the wishes of each resident. Thermal captors could be also
 set up in order to produce sanitary hot water. 

• The balconies called descending or negative: Covered by the superior level, 
they offer half shadowed relaxing spaces to cultivate flowers, vegetables, 
aromatic plants and falling and climbing species. We will preferably 
set up the bedrooms on this side.  

In bow of the housing storeys, are laid-out some outdoor garden bath sanctuary 
that coils themselves up in an alcove dig in the façade of each apartment. 
Different from the modern city built of concrete, glass and steel, 
the AGORA GARDEN tower appears in an urban centre as a green twisted mountain. 
Following the seasons, the planted essences (with persistent and deciduous leaves) 
will make its colours and its abundance to evolve. 
Declining a camaieu of green in the summer, the tower will blaze
 with golden and bloody colours in autumn. In spring, it will be bloomed 
with thousands colours and will liberate floral fragrances from its fruit trees. 
The tower will then develop perfumed micro-climate for the very 
best welfare of its inhabitants!  

3.6. The photovoltaic roof and its gardens for phyto-purification: 

Located at 100 meters high, a huge photovoltaic pergola of 1000 m² 
transforms the sun rays into electric energy which is directly reintroduced
 into the network of the building. Under this layer with blue-steel reflection,
 clubhouses are located on the roof surrounded by panoramic sky gardens. 
They filter and purify the rain water with the action of the plants in order to
 reinject the water by gravity in the distribution network of sanitary water. 
From this terrace, there is an extraordinary panoramic view on the 101 tower. 

3.7. The landscape basement naturally lightened and ventilated: 

Contrary to the traditional car park of 2.10 M high under beams and plunged
 under an artificial shadowy light, the car park of the AGORA GARDEN
 project benefits from the natural light. Actually, A light well integrating seismic 
joints makes the light and the fresh air fall to the levels of the basement. 
Thus, the car park and the connected facilities (swimming pools and fitness) 
are naturally ventilated. The main access of the basement is done 
by the Song Yong Road under a sculptural entry gate inspired by a spiralling leaf. 

From the level B1, we can access to both car elevators inside the central
 core and go very quickly to the sky garages located at the entrance of 
each apartment. The car park is designed in the existing perimeter of the
 current car park of the pre-existing Agora Garden hotel in order to limit the 
works cost of excavation and foundations. 

Only the South-West wall has been corrected so as to set up a laying-
out with double helix. Actually, in the continuation of the rotating tower, 
the car park is drawn according to a circular plan with an ascending interior 
helix around the core in the direction of the exit and a second descending helix
 in the direction of the entrance. The whole set forms a continuous banister 
that welcomes more than 230 cars and 500 scooters. From slab to slab, 
the minimal height is 3,10 meters which improves comfortably the atmosphere
 of the building of an immaculate white. It is important to notice that
 the structure of the tower weights through this car park in order to facilitate
 the descent of the loading of the whole building. 


4. THE CHALLENGE OF A POSITIVELY ECOLOGIC REVOLUTION! 

In the architecture of the AGORA GARDEN project, the association
 of the living (Bios), the biotechnologies (renewable energies and 
nanotechnologies), and the NICT (New Technologies of Information 
and Communication), can meet the Chinese antique thought which 
always refused to separate the nature and the humanity that nourishes
 itself from it; the body from the spirit that did not exist without it. 
Avant-gardist on the theme of contemporary ecologic crisis, the Chinese
 thought prefers the relationships rather than the separated elements. 
The human being and its life framework depend from the fusion of the variables: 

As humbly wrote the influent sinologist, specialist in old China Marcel 
Granet in the Chinese Thought in 1934: None opposes the human being
 from the nature; do not think of opposing them such as the free element
 from the determined element. The Chinese people only see in the Time
 and the Space a gathering of occasions and sites. These are interdependences, 
solidarities that constitute the order of the Universe. We do not think 
that the Man could form a reign in the Nature or that the spirit 
distinguishes itself from the material. 

In the heart of Taipei, after having built the city on the landscape, 
after having then built the city on the city, it is now time for the landscape
 to rebuild itself on the city ! In this perspective of ecologic resilience, 
the AGORA GARDEN project must be considered as an abstraction 
of geography and a distortion of ecosystem. The AGORA GARDEN 
project is a Nature built from the living that fights for the re-naturalisation 
of Ecopolis of tomorrow! This tower reveals strongly and surely the challenge
 of reinventing a new lifestyle for residential tower, that is self-sufficient, 
sculpturally unprecedented. It is a project absolutely unique in the world 
and charismatic drawing with poetry in the Oriental sky, a delicate 
superposition of sky villas with wide suspended private gardens. 

Last but not least, it is a unique ecologic landmark, new symbol 
of sustainability at the bottom of the prestigious 101 tower! 


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