Building tall is "the most sustainable thing you can do"

06/3/2013 | (Australia)

Tall buildings are "ethical in dense areas," but their designs must include green public spaces and amenities to strike a balance with density, experts say. "Quite frankly, the most sustainable thing you can do is build tall and dense and leave the rest to nature," said Gregg Pasquarell, a director at SHoP Architects/SHoP Construction. "Building a tall building is a thousand times more important than hanging solar panels all over your building," he added.

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