Sliced Porosity Block – Raffles City | Chengdu, China (2012)


Green GOOD DESIGN Award (2014)



– Geothermal heating & cooling (455 wells, 90m deep)

– Thermal storage for cooling in peak energy costs periods

– Underfloor air distribution system reduce mechanical equipment sizing and energy consumption

– Thermal mass provided by exterior cast-in-place concrete facades

– Recycled grey water system

– Hybrid buildings combine living, working, culture & commerce

– Enhanced public / open space (12,000m2 landscaped public plaza provided)

– Natural light and ventilation for all spaces

– Reduced heat island effect with high albedo landscape materials and green roofs