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Work begins on FCBS' exemplar Eco-City building in China

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[Images + plans] Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ competition-winning low-carbon Innovation Demonstration Building under construction at Meixi Lake

Work has started on Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ design for an 11,000m² exemplar ‘green’ exhibition and office building for the huge Meixi Lake Eco-City in China.

The practice, which posted a 12 per cent hike in turnover this week, was chosen ahead of UK practices Bogle Architects and Jefferson Sheard Architects to land the low-carbon Innovation Demonstration Building following a competitive process earlier this year. The scheme, for Beijing-based developer Franshion, has been designed to ‘physically demonstrate innovative building technologies’ to the public, as well as to achieve the ‘highest standards in both BREEAM and China’s 3 Star green building assessment’.

The KPF-designed masterplan for the city features 15 million m² of development with an estimated £6 billion investment and an eventual population of more than 300,000. It is due to complete within the year.

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With case studies, analysis and critical business insight, Footprint Live: The Green Rethink is the opportunity to get the insider information you need to skill up your business and win more work.

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