Here at Bright Side we are of
the firm opinion that architecture is both the highest form of art, and, when
designed with sustainability in mind, the way forward for the future of our
planet. This incredible building in Malaga, Spain, was designed by architect
Juan Blazquez. It is as captivating to look at as it is environmentally
friendly.
Take a look inside this
municipal building for a sneak peek at the future of architecture in all its
resplendent greenery.
From
one side, it’s an impressive modern building with the wow factor.

From
the other, things are starting to reach another level in the impressive
architecture stakes.

But
it is the side view that is truly mind blowing.

At
either end of the building is a breathtaking wall of vegetation that blends
into the surrounding area.

Here’s
another angle of that magnificent wall of greenery, just so you can fully
appreciate it.

Eco-friendly,
low impact, sustainable — this building is certainly all those things. But what
makes it even better is that it actually generates more energy than it needs to
run.

The
building’s unique curved shape reduces its energy footprint, whilst
self-generating solar thermal energy provides heat.

That
is quite the office breakroom. Be right back, just grabbing a coffee!

Lighting and air-conditioning
have been chosen for optimum efficiency, and rainwater is collected and
redistributed to reduce wastage.

Sustainability
isn’t only about energy efficiency — every single material used in the creation
of this building was carefully chosen to reduce its environmental impact.

We
think the architect of this municipal building has well and truly proven that
being green does not mean being boring.

SOURCE:
BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.