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BIG's Shenzhen International Energy Mansion Captured by Laurian Ghinitoiu

BIG's Shenzhen International Energy Mansion Captured by Laurian Ghinitoiu
BIG's Shenzhen International Energy Mansion Captured by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
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The Shenzhen International Energy Mansion is the main headquarters of the Shenzhen Energy Company in China. In designing the building, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) paid special attention to one feature: the building's facade. The firm knew that in such a tropical climate, using a traditional curtain wall glass envelope would overheat the buildings and make people crank up their air conditioners. What BIG came up with in their winning design, and what is now the building's most defining feature, is a folded, origami-like facade. This facade provides high insulation and diffuses incoming sunlight, while reflecting the strongest rays onto solar panels.

Laurian Ghinitoiu points his lens towards this uncommon facade design and places the skyscraper within the lively metropolitan context of Shenzhen, China.

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Cite: Keshia Badalge. "BIG's Shenzhen International Energy Mansion Captured by Laurian Ghinitoiu" 24 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/890886/bigs-shenzhen-international-energy-mansion-captured-by-laurian-ghinitoiu/> ISSN 0719-8884
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