Zaha Hadid Architects wins competition for the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (CECEP) headquarters with greenest building in Shanghai

Zaha Hadid Architects wins competition for the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (CECEP) headquarters with greenest building in Shanghai

30 Apr 2020 News

As expected in an architecture competition for China’s leading sustainability investment company, sustainability is embedded into every aspect of Zaha Hadid Architect’s competition winning design. A mixed-use campus of three office towers will include shopping, dining and leisure facilities linked together by a park. The 218,000 m2 headquarters, located adjacent to the Yangpu Bridge on the Huangpu River, will set new benchmarks for energy conservation, energy efficiency and sustainability.

Zaha Hadid Architect's recently completed Leeza office tower in Beijing - © Hufton + Crow

Each building will have integrated thermal mass to reduce heating and cooling. In addition to high-efficiency heating and ventilation with waste heat recovery, together with cooling systems using non-potable water, the new headquarters will also use thermal ice storage for cooling. The ice used will be created on site by chillers at night that use off peak electricity stored in thermal tanks. Solar panels on the roof and incorporated into the south facing facades are connected to a battery storage via a micro-grid that will reduce energy consumption by 25%.

Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre - © Hufton + Crow

A management system will monitor the interior environment and automatically react to variations in temperature, air quality, natural daylight, or number of occupants. The smart system collects data to predict and optimize energy usage.

Locally produced prefabricated components will further reduce the building's carbon footprint. Procurement will prioritize the use of recycled materials.

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