Holl videos discuss design features of Chengdu 'Porosity Block' project

Short films describe the principles that informed an urban development in China.

Sliced Porosity Block combines concrete and glass towers with public plazas.
Sliced Porosity Block combines concrete and glass towers with public plazas.
February 21, 2013

Architect Steven Holl has released two short films describing the development of Sliced Porosity Block - CapitaLand Raffles City, a 3 million-sf project completed last fall in Chengdu, China. The unusual site combines concrete and glass towers with large public plazas and water features. The "valleys" in the public space were inspired by lines from the work of Du Fu, a classic Chinese poet.

The block achieved LEED Gold and is heated and cooled geothermally. Other sustainable features include recycled rainwater, high-performance glazing, use of regional materials, and energy-efficient HVAC.

The videos were produced in collaboration with Spirit of Space.

http://vimeo.com/60035867

http://vimeo.com/60034784

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