Macau New Port Authority Building
Location: Macau, China
Gross Floor Area: 9,000 sq.m
This new office building for the Macau Port Authority forms part of a composition with the new landscaped courtyard and the existing historic barracks building. The new building uses a green roof to blend in with the surrounding hillside and creates a path on the roof allowing visitors to ascend to the top of the hill and a viewing platform. The strategy of blending in is used so as not to distract attention from the historic Moorish barracks. The green roof is used to circulate air around the building and reduce both high roof temperatures and heat gain in to the building, as well as collect rain water for irrigating the landscaping.