The USF Center for the Pacific Rim presentation by STEVE WEINDEL, A Principle at Gensler Architect entitled SHANGHAI’S NEWEST SKYSCRAPER: CHINA’S TALLEST & GREENEST GIANT is co-sponsored by CHSA on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 5:45 pm at the University of San Francisco Main Campus, Fromm Hall (Enter on Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton).
The architectural footprint of the San Francisco firm Gensler can be found from Seoul to Shanghai to Singapore, but China has the crown jewel in what locals call the Shanghai Dragon, Gensler’s 21st century environmental masterpiece. Truly a vertical city, the building will contain eight separate neighborhoods each 14 stories tall stacked on top of the other as the building soars skyward above the Pudong skyline.
At the outer perimeter of each floor of these neighborhoods will be city parks complete with trees and rest areas. Rainwater recovery & grey water recycling systems will cut water use by 40 percent; it will also have wind turbines to run the exterior lighting. Cooling & heating, two big energy hogs, will be provided in part through geothermal systems & thermal mass storage, i.e., giant ice machines that will produce ice at night for cooling in the day.
Patrick Hatcher, Ph.D., Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center for the Pacific Rim, will moderate.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Reservation recommended. Call (415) 422-6828
Cosponsored by the Chinese Historical Society of America, the USF Environmental/Management Program, China Dialogue.