Turkey is the latest nation to go the greenway as it readies itself to house one of the ‘greenest’ projects ever on its soil. RMJM recently unveiled the design plans for this $1 billion development, situated in Istanbul’s new residential and business district, Atasehir. Both the New York and Istanbul studios of RMJM are working on this massive green project spread across 372,000 sq m. This luxurious green development commissioned by real estate development company VARYAP will surely please luxury-loving environmentalists worldwide. The green development will offer its occupants panoramic views stretching from the Bosphorus Strait west to the Princes’ Islands and the Sea of Marmara to the south. The project is expected to include a 60-story tower, 1,500 residential units, a five-star hotel, offices, and conference facilities with landscaped public areas and parking facilities.
The project, which is the first mixed-use development of its kind in Turkey, aims to achieve the ‘LEED’ sustainability accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. As for the green features, this project will boast of rainwater collection sites and facilities to optimize water usage and reduce energy consumption, wind turbine technology, cooling water pools that enhance the external landscape, and a co-generation plant that will produce electricity for the development. The project incorporates Istanbul’s culture in its design, including a spectral tiled facade, ranging from terracotta to blue to white.
An eco friendly development, it is designed to serve 20,000 people and slated to be ready by 2011.
Via – [Greenlaunches]