Green skyscraper stands tall in S'pore

Green skyscraper stands tall in S'pore

Summary: City-state's latest addition to skyline--Asia Square Building--boasts high-tech, eco-friendly features such as a biofuel plant, self-powering lift system and biometric access to distinguish it from the rest.


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  • SINGAPORE--The 43-storey Asia Square tower, which is branded as "the human building", is not only the latest addition to Singapore's Central Business District's skyline, it is also one of the most technologically-advanced and eco-friendly buildings here. ZDNet Asia takes a closer look at what makes it stand out from the rest.

    All photos and captions by Ellyne Phneah

  • The Cube Square, which is designed as a podium accentuated with trees, has holes--otherwise known as "light tubes"--peppering the ceiling to allow natural light to flood through for the flora to thrive in.

Topics: Security, CXO, Emerging Tech

Ellyne Phneah

About Ellyne Phneah

Elly grew up on the adrenaline of crime fiction and it spurred her interest in cybercrime, privacy and the terror on the dark side of IT. At ZDNet Asia, she has made it her mission to warn readers of upcoming security threats, while also covering other tech issues.

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