According to Inhabitat, green skyscrapers seem to be all the rage these days. The India Tower is currently being built in South Mumbai to house a new Park Hyatt Hotel. According to the designers, it will be the greenest skyscraper in the entire country, boasting rainwater harvesting, green materials, and a possible US LEED Gold rating.
Strikingly similar to Tianjin’s ‘Pile of Boxes’, the 60 story, 301 meter tower is subdivided into different modules, with each module having a different function (see below). In terms of green features, the structure would integrate everything from common-sense green strategies like shaded windows, natural ventilation, and proper site orientation and zoning to green technologies such as rainwater harvesting and eco-friendly materials.
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