The multi-functional Green City project is one of the vivid examples of designing a comfortable living zone with its microclimate in a harsh climate context.
The project site was selected based on the climatic features of artificial water bodies and significant green zones. Two artificial lakes near the complex are a source of the light breeze and fresh air, providing the comfortable pedestrian environment and passive building cooling. The architectural design resolved the problem of high-speed wind conditions. The buildings wind-shelter and shade an enclosed internal area, creating a comfortable microclimate for the residents.
The double facade in combination with air-tight junctions and highly-efficient insulation materials allow saving the energy for heating and cooling. The electric systems monitor the building temperatures and adjust heating/conditioning contribution appropriately. The buildings benefit from the triple-glazing systems.
The infrastructure of this project has been thought through to the smallest detail - from bicycle paths to an extensive shopping and entertainment centre. The building provides storage areas for the bicycles and even has the wine cellars.
"Green City" is one of those architectural projects in which the unity with nature and the harmony of life were successfully realised.