The Hypergreen tower, designed by Jacques Ferrier for a competition in Paris, is a 250 meter / 60 storey tall mixed-use ‘green’ building [hence 'hypergreen']. The building’s structure emerges as an intricate concrete lattice system, wrapping the facade in the woven pattern and allowing for the floorplates to be nearly column free. This structural system also creates an interesting intermediate space between the building’s glazing, where Ferrier has apparently planned for some exterior gardens / greenery.
What makes the Hypergreen tower green, you ask [other than the name]? How about its:
- geothermal heat pumps
- photovoltaic panels
- integrated wind turbines [seen at the top of the building]
- earth cooling tubes
- vegetated sky lobbies
- a roof garden
- rainwater recovery system
…and the aforementioned flexible / adaptable column-free floor plates.