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Old April 2nd, 2009, 02:26 AM   #201
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Where?

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Where this building will be built?
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that is actually the Rongchao Centre at 206 meters tall, it was completed last year. The shorter one is the Marriot Hotel, opened earlier this year. They are on the west side of the Citizen's square.
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Shenzhen Sports Infrastructure "Forward Leap"

Shenzhen is mass building its sports infrastructure to host the 2011 World Universiade

Shenzhen Stadium

The current stadium, built in 1993 with 32,500 seats



Shenzhen Bay Sports Center

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Shenzhen Universiade Center

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Old May 13th, 2009, 07:50 AM   #206
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Super skyscraper design takes it lying down
13 April 2009
Shanghai Daily

The new Vanke Center in Shenzhen, Guandong Province, is a "horizontal skyscraper" designed by maverick architect Steven Holl. Nancy Zhang looks over the revolutionary new building The maverick architect Steven Holl is turning the traditional idea of a skyscraper on its head - or rather on its side. The new Vanke Center is a "horizontal skyscraper" and is being built in Shenzhen, Guandong Province. If it was stood up vertically, it would be as tall as the Empire State Building, but lying horizontally it stands just 35 meters.

Due to be finished in 2010, the building will be the new headquarters for China Vanke, one of the country's largest real estate developers. It will also house apartments, condos and a hotel.

More remarkably, the Vanke Center will take up almost zero space on the ground. These features allow it to solve the unique problems of Chinese metropolises, as well as address environmental impact.

Although the project covers an area of 60,000 square meters off the coast of the South China Sea, the building itself will be raised on eight columns so that its ground floor is at the same height as the third floor of most other buildings. This "floating" design is poetically described by its designers as if the building were "once floating on a higher sea that has now subsided; leaving the structure propped up high on glass and white, coral-like legs."

The Vanke Center is the latest project in Holl's repertoire of mega, mixed use developments in China. The other two, Beijing's Linked Hybrid and Sliced Porosity Blocks in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, have wowed the architectural world with their innovative solutions to the problems of Chinese metropolises.

Current trend

Urban planning is struggling to keep up with a growing population in major cities. The result, says Holl, is mega block projects, huge shopping malls stacked with offices and residential blocks, and a dearth of variety with open, green spaces.

Holl's projects question the current trend for building monolithic vertical structures. He builds "micro cities" that combine mixed use buildings of different shapes and sizes linked by a wealth of horizontal paths that encourage walking. They are also "porous" rather than gated communities, encouraging outside visitors and interaction.

These characteristics are clear in the horizontal Vanke Center.

The elevated structure frees up ground space which is made into a public park, with the building itself providing shaded areas. Rather than the conventional walled-off nature of corporate compounds, as much land as possible will thus be given back to the public. Sea and land breezes can blow freely through the underside of the buildings and into a garden of tropical plants, pools and walkways with cafes and restaurants.

The park design is based on the modern yet naturalistic gardens of famed Brazilian landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx. The combined result will be that of a "sea scribble" according to Holl.

For the Vanke Center's occupants, the raised structure creates the largest possible number of views. Many rooms will look directly out onto the South China Sea. Glass "flow lights" sunk into the underbelly of the building called, "Shenzhen Windows" will allow views down to the gardens and people below.

Environment

Another characteristic common to Holl's China buildings is environmental consciousness.

Both his previous projects have been certified LEED Gold. (LEED is the American standard for green building design, and stands for Leadership in Energy Environmental Design.)

This is a much needed precedent in China as only a tiny proportion of buildings currently consider environmental issues.

The Vanke Center takes this one step further. The wing containing the Vanke headquarters offices is aiming to be the first LEED platinum building in China.

Maximization of green space outside, and natural light inside the building will contribute to this lofty goal. As well the large rooftop space resulting from the horizontal design allows for significant solar panel installations which are projected to provide up to 12 percent of the building's energy needs.

The large park space will be fed by rainwater capture systems. Shenzhen's wet, tropical climate provides enough rain to keep the plants green, and rainwater gutters on the roof collect water for use in irrigation and fountains.

Moreover with sea and land breezes able to travel below and around the building, the building is cooled naturally, reducing the need for air conditioning.

It is significant that Vanke has chosen to support these environmental features. As China's largest real estate developer, this shows a willingness to engage with the problems posed by buildings on the environment, and thereby offer hope for the future of greener buildings in China.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 07:40 AM   #207
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China plans Shenzhen reforms, eyes HK-centred hub

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, May 27 (Reuters) - China has mapped out a plan to link its southern boom-town of Shenzhen with Hong Kong to build a global centre for transport, distribution, trade and innovation, as it seeks a greater role in the global economic arena over the next decade.

Shenzhen, China's first special economic zone built in the early 1980s to take the lead in free-market reforms, will be prised open further and put at the forefront of China's financial reforms, including the launch of a Nasdaq-style board for start-up firms, official newspapers said on Wednesday, quoting a document of the State Council, China's cabinet.

The cabinet has approved the implementation of a long-awaited series of reforms aimed at streamlining and improving governance in Shenzhen, whose cluttered administrative structure has been criticised for a lack of oversight and for concentrating power in the hands of too few.

The official China Daily newspaper said the reforms would "reshuffle overlapping government institutions into a three-part structure of decision-making, implementation and supervision."

It reported Beijing's State Council had approved the 10-page document for Shenzhen reforms which also covers the economy and social welfare.

The blueprint for Shenzhen's development comes only two months after the government said it would build Shanghai, China's financial hub, into a global financial and shipping centre by 2020 to reflect China's economic strength and the status of its currency. [ID:nSHA270469]

"Shenzhen should complement Hong Kong and vice versa, promoting the establishment of a global centre of distribution, trade, innovation and international cultural creativity," the Shenzhen-based Securities Times quoted the document as saying.

Shenzhen Deputy Mayor Xu Qin detailed the city's future cooperation with Hong Kong at a news conference on Tuesday, including a goal to enhance the two cities' competitiveness in the global financial market system, the newspaper said.

Among other targets, Shenzhen would strengthen its ties with Hong Kong in aviation and ports, pursue commercial innovation and enhance links in city planning, traffic, information, energy and infrastructure projects, Xu was quoted as saying.

In addition to hosting the market for start-up firms, expected to be launched in August, Shenzhen will build a foreign currency and yuan bond market, develop commodity futures trading, boost venture capital investment and experiment in securitising property, highway, port and electricity assets, newspapers quoted the document as saying.

The reforms would cut redundant institutions and civil servants, and could take 3-5 years to implement, with opposition expected from some local officials, the China Daily added.

Some experts said the reforms could make for more transparent and efficient governance in the free-wheeling city which played a pivotal role in China's economic opening nearly 30 years ago.
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Super skyscraper design takes it lying down
13 April 2009
Shanghai Daily

The new Vanke Center in Shenzhen, Guandong Province, is a "horizontal skyscraper" designed by maverick architect Steven Holl. Nancy Zhang looks over the revolutionary new building The maverick architect Steven Holl is turning the traditional idea of a skyscraper on its head - or rather on its side. The new Vanke Center is a "horizontal skyscraper" and is being built in Shenzhen, Guandong Province. If it was stood up vertically, it would be as tall as the Empire State Building, but lying horizontally it stands just 35 meters.

Due to be finished in 2010, the building will be the new headquarters for China Vanke, one of the country's largest real estate developers. It will also house apartments, condos and a hotel.

More remarkably, the Vanke Center will take up almost zero space on the ground. These features allow it to solve the unique problems of Chinese metropolises, as well as address environmental impact.

Although the project covers an area of 60,000 square meters off the coast of the South China Sea, the building itself will be raised on eight columns so that its ground floor is at the same height as the third floor of most other buildings. This "floating" design is poetically described by its designers as if the building were "once floating on a higher sea that has now subsided; leaving the structure propped up high on glass and white, coral-like legs."

The Vanke Center is the latest project in Holl's repertoire of mega, mixed use developments in China. The other two, Beijing's Linked Hybrid and Sliced Porosity Blocks in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, have wowed the architectural world with their innovative solutions to the problems of Chinese metropolises.

Current trend

Urban planning is struggling to keep up with a growing population in major cities. The result, says Holl, is mega block projects, huge shopping malls stacked with offices and residential blocks, and a dearth of variety with open, green spaces.

Holl's projects question the current trend for building monolithic vertical structures. He builds "micro cities" that combine mixed use buildings of different shapes and sizes linked by a wealth of horizontal paths that encourage walking. They are also "porous" rather than gated communities, encouraging outside visitors and interaction.

These characteristics are clear in the horizontal Vanke Center.

The elevated structure frees up ground space which is made into a public park, with the building itself providing shaded areas. Rather than the conventional walled-off nature of corporate compounds, as much land as possible will thus be given back to the public. Sea and land breezes can blow freely through the underside of the buildings and into a garden of tropical plants, pools and walkways with cafes and restaurants.

The park design is based on the modern yet naturalistic gardens of famed Brazilian landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx. The combined result will be that of a "sea scribble" according to Holl.

For the Vanke Center's occupants, the raised structure creates the largest possible number of views. Many rooms will look directly out onto the South China Sea. Glass "flow lights" sunk into the underbelly of the building called, "Shenzhen Windows" will allow views down to the gardens and people below.

Environment

Another characteristic common to Holl's China buildings is environmental consciousness.

Both his previous projects have been certified LEED Gold. (LEED is the American standard for green building design, and stands for Leadership in Energy Environmental Design.)

This is a much needed precedent in China as only a tiny proportion of buildings currently consider environmental issues.

The Vanke Center takes this one step further. The wing containing the Vanke headquarters offices is aiming to be the first LEED platinum building in China.

Maximization of green space outside, and natural light inside the building will contribute to this lofty goal. As well the large rooftop space resulting from the horizontal design allows for significant solar panel installations which are projected to provide up to 12 percent of the building's energy needs.

The large park space will be fed by rainwater capture systems. Shenzhen's wet, tropical climate provides enough rain to keep the plants green, and rainwater gutters on the roof collect water for use in irrigation and fountains.

Moreover with sea and land breezes able to travel below and around the building, the building is cooled naturally, reducing the need for air conditioning.

It is significant that Vanke has chosen to support these environmental features. As China's largest real estate developer, this shows a willingness to engage with the problems posed by buildings on the environment, and thereby offer hope for the future of greener buildings in China.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #210
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HK, Shenzhen to join forces on service zone
Hong Kong Standard
Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Hong Kong and Shenzhen will jointly develop a 10-kilometer stretch of land in the new Shenzhen central business district into a demonstration zone for the "modern service industry."

Chief Secretary for Administration Henry Tang Ying-yen, leading a 100-strong business delegation, revealed the Qianhai plan after meeting officials in Shenzhen.

Tang said a station will also be set up at Qianhai along the railway linking the Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports. "Ten kilometers of land will be developed into a demonstration zone for the modern service industry in an important area, which will be a very strategic control point," Tang said, adding the central government has approved the plan and a Hong Kong-Shenzhen working group has been set up.

The Hong Kong team is to be led by the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. Details will be drawn by year's end.

Tang said the project will be a great opportunity for Hong Kong whose service industry accounts for 90 percent of local gross domestic product and 40 percent of the Pearl River Delta's.

Both sides have reached consensus on building networks linking the Liangtang/Heung Yuen Wai boundary control point to the eastern part of Guangdong and for Hong Kong people who frequently visit Shantou, Huizhou and Fujian.

Tang did not say what modern service industries are to be developed but financial service cooperation between the two cities was discussed yesterday.

"Besides having Shenzhen as a manufacturing base for Hong Kong, we should consider other modes of cooperation. We can try it in Shenzhen first before extending to other parts of Guangdong," Tang said, adding both sides can create new financial products and services together.

Although the central government has plans for Shanghai to become an international financial center by 2020, Tang is not worried about it.

"Perhaps the scale of the Chinese economy by 2020 will be comparable to that of United States and Europe and be able to accommodate two international financial centers. An aircraft is better with two engines instead of just one," he said.

Noting that Hong Kong and Shenzhen can form a significant economic zone, Tang said: "Hong Kong only has 1,000 square kilometers with a population of seven million. Shenzhen has 2,000 sq km with 12 million people. Together, it will become 3,000 sq km with about 20 million people."

Both parties also discussed further collaboration on creative and innovative technology industries.

Meanwhile, Shenzhen municipal party committee secretary Liu Yupu said the special economic zone recorded 7.5 percent economic growth in May.
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Key southern cities leading property sales rally
8 June 2009
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The three cities that led the downturn in the mainland property market last year - Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Xiamen - are now leading the recovery in the market, analysts say.

The three leading southern China cities recorded the biggest drops in property prices - an average of 36 per cent - in the country last year after Beijing imposed measures aimed at cooling the overheated market.

But buyers were now returning after the government reversed the measures and banks relaxed housing loan conditions, said Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, the head of residential property at property consultant DTZ.

As a result, prices had recovered or stabilised, though developers were unlikely to jeopardise the recovery by trying to raise prices further in the second half of the year, he said.

In Shenzhen, residential sales had risen in the first four months of the year to a monthly average of about 594,000 square metres, 82 per cent greater than the average monthly sales for the same period last year and 37 per cent more than the monthly average from 2006 to 2008.

Xiamen's average monthly transactions in the first four months were 267 per cent higher than last year and 56 per cent more than the monthly average over the last three years.

DTZ data shows Xiamen posted the strongest growth in property prices - a 13 per cent surge in the first four months of the year - while prices in Shenzhen rebounded 6.5 per cent. In Guangzhou, prices have consolidated at about 8,000 yuan (HK$9,075) per square metre.

But Mr Chiang expects that over the remainder of the year, developers will respond to improved demand by trying to sell as many units as possible and resist raising sale prices sharply because of abundant stock.

The next challenge for the mainland property market was whether demand for luxury homes could be sustained, said Mr Chiang.

"Developers have launched a few luxury units to test the market in the last few months and recorded strong sales. But there will be potential concern about the sales once the supply of high-end units increases," he said.

Denis Ma, an associate director of research at Jones Lang LaSalle in the Pearl River Delta, said demand remained sensitive to price swings.

"Without clear signs of a sustainable economic recovery, buying demand remains contingent on prices remaining at current levels," he said.

While relatively stronger demand had moderated the downside risk in prices, a strong rebound was unlikely in the short term, while in the luxury segment, a lack of leasing demand and supportive measures from the government would limit buyers to end-users, he said.

Any rebound in volumes and prices in this segment would not materialise until a sustained economic recovery was in place, Mr Ma said.

Sherman Lai Ming-kai, a vice-chairman at Centaline Group, said property sales had slowed down by the end of May since prices had increased. He expected no further jump in prices this year.

"The rebound in home sales is due to the government's policies, not because of an improvement in the economy," Mr Lai said. "The mainland is still suffering from a decline in exports and developers will only raise sales prices moderately."
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CR Land's launch of 3 luxury blocks will test health of sector
27 May 2009
South China Morning Post

In the latest barometer of Shenzhen's recovering housing market, China Resources Land will launch its upmarket residential project Park Lane Manor in the next couple of months.

The three 43-storey blocks, standing next to the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen and MIXC shopping mall, are part of the developer's biggest commercial project in the city's central business district, close to the Hong Kong-Luohu border.

Selling prices will be 40,000 yuan (HK$45,436) per square metre or more, according to a sales executive. But analysts expected an average price of 35,000 yuan per square metre. All the units, ranging from 150 square metres to 190 sq metres, are furnished.

"It will be the landmark residential property in the city, with its price and quality," said Andy Lee Yiu-chi, managing director of Centaline's Shenzhen office. Buildings in the area are quite old, with selling prices below 20,000 yuan per square metre.

"Many Hong Kong residents also showed initial interest in the property," he said. People from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan can now buy more than one unit in Shenzhen.

But agents said investors would find it hard to find tenants.

"Demand for high-end residential leasing is not strong in Shenzhen," Mr Lee said. People would rather go back to Hong Kong than rent a unit costing 30,000 yuan a month, he said. Instead, there is a demand for mass housing with rents below 10,000 yuan.

Agents said it was too early to predict the sales response to the soon to be launched property.

However, Royal Bank of Scotland property analyst David Ng said earlier that he believed the developer could attract a positive response because of the improving market sentiment and the developer's reputation, as well as its marketing ability.
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Shenzhen's new apartment average price swells 32.83% in June
6 July 2009
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Jul. 6, 2009 (China Knowledge) - Shenzhen, a major city of Guangdong Province, saw the average price of new apartments hit RMB 14,823 per square meter (sq m) in June, a year-on-year increase of 32.83% or a month-on-month increase of 18%, according to statistics released by the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Land Resources and Housing Management. The average price of new apartments in Shenzhen was RMB 11,459 per sq m in January, RMB 10,700 per sq m in February, RMB 10,971 per sq m in March, RMB 12,203 per sq m in April, and RMB 12,550 per sq m in May. In the first half of this year, the average price of new apartments in Shenzhen was RMB 12,129 per sq m, a year-on-year decline of 5%. Last month, the city sold 664,100 sq m of new apartments, a sharp year-on-year growth of 118%. In the first six months of this year, the city sold a total of 3.8 million sq m of new apartments, a sharp year-on-year growth of 146%.

In the period from January to May, Shenzhen's total property investment amounted to RMB 14.55 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 9.8%. In the same period, the city started the construction of 27.26 million sq m of properties, a year-on-year increase of 0.5%. Construction of residential properties amounted to 18.15 million sq m, a year-on-year decline of 4.4%, sources reported.
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Shenzhen's new apartment average price swells 32.83% in June
6 July 2009
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Jul. 6, 2009 (China Knowledge) - Shenzhen, a major city of Guangdong Province, saw the average price of new apartments hit RMB 14,823 per square meter (sq m) in June, a year-on-year increase of 32.83% or a month-on-month increase of 18%, according to statistics released by the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Land Resources and Housing Management. The average price of new apartments in Shenzhen was RMB 11,459 per sq m in January, RMB 10,700 per sq m in February, RMB 10,971 per sq m in March, RMB 12,203 per sq m in April, and RMB 12,550 per sq m in May. In the first half of this year, the average price of new apartments in Shenzhen was RMB 12,129 per sq m, a year-on-year decline of 5%. Last month, the city sold 664,100 sq m of new apartments, a sharp year-on-year growth of 118%. In the first six months of this year, the city sold a total of 3.8 million sq m of new apartments, a sharp year-on-year growth of 146%.

In the period from January to May, Shenzhen's total property investment amounted to RMB 14.55 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 9.8%. In the same period, the city started the construction of 27.26 million sq m of properties, a year-on-year increase of 0.5%. Construction of residential properties amounted to 18.15 million sq m, a year-on-year decline of 4.4%, sources reported.
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Different picture in mainland
9 July 2009
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A few days ago, we were invited to a talk about interior design at the OCT-Loft complex in Shenzhen.

The place was once a part of OCT Real Estate Group's massive industrial area in the Special Economic Zone.

The company started to refurbish the 55,465-square-meter site in 2004.

The Shenzhen authorities once said growth depended on the development of technology, finance, logistics and culture. The refurbishment project is the firm's way of implementing that vision.

The former industrial complex is being redeveloped as an arts and cultural exchange center within the existing factory structure. In this it follows the global trend of renovating old warehouses or factory buildings for new purposes.

We found that the project incorporates the works of several famous design firms from both Hong Kong and the mainland and some galleries with artists in residence.

It also has some cafes and well-known shops for homeware and books.

The open space and galleries are all stuffed with art pieces, innovative decorations and creative refurbishment work on old walls.

Overall, the compound is well-planned.

Several similar art complexes have come up in Shenzhen in recent years, as well as some new ones.

It is always a pleasure to see the rapid development in the field of art and design in the mainland. But we can't help being conscious of the contrast between art- related refurbishment projects in Hong Kong and the mainland.

The SAR has only a handful of projects similar to the OCT-Loft, such as the Fotanian, in Sha Tin, and the Jockey Club Creative Art Centre in Shek Kip Mei.

The cramped city certainly suffers from the problem of lack of land, but the major constraints are government negligence and insufficient support, especially in terms of funding. The artists' units mostly remain closed, and some artists have even moved out. The pioneer artists' groups in the Fotanian are mostly gone.

With our bureaucrats continuing to argue over how to develop art, we are hardly optimistic about Hong Kong's art and design overtaking their mainland counterparts anytime soon.

Virginia Lung and Ajax Law have won many awards for their unconventional approach to interior design, and intense creative passion.
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Harnessing nature is the defining feature of BIG's winning skyscraper design that they hope to be the initiation of a new generation of skyscrapers. In collaboration with ARUP and Transsolar, the firm was awarded first-prize in an international competition to devise a sustainable and efficient design for Shenzhen International Energy Mansion, the regional headquarters for the Shenzhen Energy Company.

“We propose to make the Shenzhen Energy Mansion the first specimen of a new species of office buildings that exploits the buildings interface with the external elements - sun, daylight, humidity, wind – as a source to create maximum comfort and quality inside," said BIG's founder Bjarke Ingels. "The Shenzhen Energy Mansion will appear as a subtle mutation of the classic skyscraper – a natural evolution rather than a desperate revolution.”

To rise 200 metres in the centre of Shenzhen, the 96,000 sq m project will be integrated within the surrounding environment and designed to withstand the tropical climate of the city. BIG’s winning proposal was selected by the jury experts from Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau chaired by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and client representatives.

BIG believe that skyscrapers need not be the energy-guzzlers of the architecture world and say that their design acknowledges the benefits of the evolution of the skyscraper: "an economically efficient way to provide flexible, functional and well illuminated workspaces for dense populations of professionals", whilst using the façade to both passively and actively reduce energy consumption. The design envisions combining a practical and efficient floor plan layout with a sustainable façade that works to this effect. The façade is conceived as a folded skin that shades the office complex from direct sunlight and integrates solar thermal panels, reducing the overall energy consumption of the building.

"By folding the façade in an origami like shape we achieve a structure with closed and open parts," BIG explain. "The closed parts provide a highly-insulated façade, while blocking the direct sunlight. On the outside the closed parts are fitted with solar thermal heat panels that power the air conditioning and provide dehumidification for the working spaces.

"The folded wall provides a free view through clear glass in one direction creating a condition with plenty of diffused daylight by reflecting the direct sunlight between the interior panels. Even with direct sun from east or west, the majority of the solar rays reflect off the glass, due to the flat angle of the window. The reflected rays increase the efficiency of solar thermal energy panels. The combination of minimal passive solar heating and active solar panels reduce the energy consumption by more than 60%."










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