SOM's vision for the creation of a sustainable "gateway to the City"
A new tram system would link the new redeveloped districts together
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP intend to install a geothermal heat exchange system in a Central Park area to help regulate the temperature of the surrounding buildings
At the heart of the development will be a network of bicycle lanes and tram lines to help reduce automotive pollution
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) has just unveiled details of the first phase for the expansion and redevelopment of three business districts in China's capital city, Beijing. Key to the success of the project is the installation of a Central Park area which will help to heat and cool energy efficient buildings in the Dawangjing District by geothermal exchange instead of relying on energy-intensive cooling towers.
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