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Our high profile project, the TEDA H2 building won certificate of excellence in A&D Trophy Awards 2015 under the category of Best Green or Sustainable Build. The Atkins-designed TEDA H2 building is the world-first low-carbon building which has been accredited with 4 green building certificates under different assessment schemes: the US LEED (Gold), the Chinese 3-Star (3 stars), the Japanese CASBEE (S Class), and the British BREEAM (Very Good). TEDA H2 building, the highlight of the Tianjin TEDA Modern Services District (MSD), has also been crowned the Best Green Development by China Property Awards 2015 for its demonstration of an energy-saving, comfortable indoor building environment through different aspects of architectural and engineering designs.
Our design team applied an array of layered façade structures and unique high performance materials to provide sustainability to the building; installing photovoltaic panels on the southern side for solar energy conversion, double glazing glasses on the southern façade to provide better insulation to improve energy efficiency, and a grey water system for reducing potable water consumption. In addition to be the architect for the TEDA H2 Building, Atkins is also the lead designer for the Tianjin TEDA Modern Services District (MSD), responsible for the entire project design from planning to construction. Covering a GFA of 1.34 million sqm, Tianjin TEDA MSD is a development zone that has been identified to promote the city’s importance as an economic centre for northern China.
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Hywind Installation Challenge
Atkins’ offshore renewables team have marked the installation of the first monopile and transition piece at Statoil’s Dudgeon offshore wind farm, achieving a major milestone in the project, which will see 67 wind turbine foundations and a 1400-ton offshore substation installed in the course of the year.
The use of 6MW turbines and a wide range of different ground conditions across the site presented Atkins’ multidisciplinary team with a number of challenges to create the most efficient design solution. The final design pushed the boundaries of existing monopile foundation design codes, and are the largest diameter monopiles currently in use in an offshore wind farm.
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