EDITT Tower - Singapore Goes Eco-Friendly
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EDITT Tower – Singapore Goes Eco-Friendly


What, you though only Dubai and China have the most stunning buildings in the world? Guess again, because EDITT Tower (“Ecological Design In The Tropics”) will be built in Singapore with the financial support of their National University and should be the most eco-friendly in the country. The most interesting thing is that this 26-storey building will use photovotaic panels and will be wrapped in organic local vegetation that will act as a living wall insulator. More to it, the skyscraper was designed to collect rain-water, both for plant irrigation and for its “needs”. If you want to congratulate someone, T.R.Hamzah & Yeang have had their hands on the project. They’re responsible with the pictures below. – via Inhabitat

8 comments

  • Daniel October 16, 2008 at 11:52 AM Login to Reply →

    It’s a beautiful idea, but what happens come Autumn/Fall time? Just think of the pile of leaves on street level!

  • Michael October 16, 2008 at 11:55 AM Login to Reply →

    Daniel good question, but I’m pretty sure that someone who builds something like this will also solve this problem. :)

  • dsadsa October 16, 2008 at 14:39 PM Login to Reply →

    nope in tropical countries the season are not as marked as in templates countries, there is not snow nor trees going out of leaf,etc. Juts more or less hot or rain.

  • Isaak Kwok October 16, 2008 at 16:32 PM Login to Reply →

    Hi Daniel and Michael,
    In Singapore, we have perpetual summer. So, there shouldn’t be any issues with the plants.

    BTW, the National Library building is also designed by the very same architects.

  • Daniel October 17, 2008 at 10:43 AM Login to Reply →

    I stand corrected!

    I think it looks amazing, but am still cautious about introducing that level of “nature” into a build. The ecosystem it’ll create will be beyond the architects control. Hopefully that’ll lead to positive consequences that enrich the design, but it may not. I don’t think you can just use living matter as insulation/decoration and expect it to behave.

    I sound like Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park…

  • bock October 17, 2008 at 15:05 PM Login to Reply →

    I’ve got to be honest…it looks like it’s all overgrown and unintentional with foliage growing all over it. Nice idea though. I can image all the bugs that would make their way indoors too.

  • doom June 28, 2010 at 05:10 AM Login to Reply →

    im doing a report on the editt tower & i wanted to know whether hte building has been completed? if not has there been a set date? lastly, if its not too much to ask i would appreciate having been given the link/source of your info. :) thanks a lot!

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