|Authors||Emilio Ambasz & Associates|
|Instance of||Living roofs|
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|Keywords||Construction, Sustainable commercial buildings, Japan, Urban planning, Living roofs, Sustainable cities|
|SDGs Sustainable Development Goals||SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities|
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|Affiliations||Green living wiki|
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|Cite as Peter Campbell (2021). "ACROS Fukuoka building". Appropedia. Retrieved 2021-10-26.|
The ACROS Fukuoka building in Fukuoka City in Japan is an amazing office building with two very distinct sides: one side looks like a conventional office building with glass walls, but on the other side there is a huge terraced roof that merges with a park. The garden terraces, which reach up to about 60 meters above the ground, contain some 35,000 plants representing 76 species. A huge semicircular atrium and the triangular lobby provide contrast to the greenery, in this space is a symphony hall, offices and shops.
The building was constructed on the last remaining green space in the city center, so the architects, Emilio Ambasz & Associates, created a design to preserve the green space as much as possible, while still fitting in a large office building. In addition, a green roof reduces the energy consumption of a building, because it keeps the temperature inside more constant and comfortable. Green roofs also capture rainwater runoff, and support the life of insects and birds.
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Summary of features[edit | edit source]
- Integrated with park
- Garden terraces contain some 35,000 plants representing 76 species.
- Green roof reduces the energy consumption of a building, because it keeps the temperature inside more constant and comfortable.
- Green roofs also capture rainwater runoff, and support the life of insects and birds.
- Semicircular atrium and the triangular lobby provide contrast to the greenery, in this space is a symphony hall, offices and shops.
Impressions[edit | edit source]
The building is a success in Japan, its terraced south facade utilized by many in the area for exercise and rest, affording views of the city and the harbour beyond.
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- Amazing Green Building: The ACROS Fukuoka, Metaefficient