Woods Bagot and Buro Happold have unveiled the designs for a joint pilot project in Chongqing, China, based on new zero-emission designs (ZERO-E).
The ZERO-E model is expected to help the construction industry realise a zero carbon economy by 2050 in support of the UN compact on climate change, which provides updated emissions targets from those set in 2007.
The development's sustainable design will continually monitor and react to internal and external climatic conditions, thereby enhancing building performance.
The 450,000m² mixed-use development will feature an 82-storey office and hotel tower.
It will be equipped with a holistic resource system that will improve the building's operational performance while minimising resource consumption and waste production.