Zaha Hadid Architects to design ‘Shanghai’s greenest building’

In addition to high-efficiency heating and ventilation with waste heat recovery, the new headquarters will also use thermal ice storage for cooling

Zaha Hadid Architects has won the international design competition for the design and development of the new Shanghai headquarters of the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP).

The winning entry has proposed a mixed-use ensemble of three office towers, retail and hospitality spaces and an urban park.

Given the client's mission, the complex boasts a variety of green-building features and aims for 'the highest sustainability score anywhere in Shanghai' - each building's structure is designed to provide reductions in both heating and cooling consumption.

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