Holl's giant LEED Platinum Vanke Center in China is part #architecture part #landscape.

Holl's giant LEED Platinum Vanke Center in China is part #architecture part #landscape.

Three decades of breakneck economic development have made China one of the world’s great polluters, but a new green ethos is beginning to take root in the Land of 1.3 Billion People. Not only is the Chinese government moving to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and encourage alternative energy production, but a growing number of Chinese companies are demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainable design. A leader of this movement is China Vanke, the country’s largest residential developer and a company that has hired innovative architects from China and abroad to design a number of projects. Its founder and chairman, Wang Shi, has made a name for himself not only as an entrepreneur, but as a mountain climber (he has reached the summit of Mt. Everest twice) and dedicated environmentalist. So it is not surprising that Vanke wanted its headquarters in Shenzhen to embody the h...

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