What is it?
It’s a community center that’s been designed to live and to be a showcase of sustainable design. This center is build on a place with extremes of local climate, like intense sunlight and heat. The building has a large green roof deck and filters that collect rainwater before discharging it to the canal waterways. This, so the visitors won’t bother about the extreme weather. The water will be recycled, so it invigorates the natural process of nature an continues on as if human intervention never occurred. there facilities like green terraces between buildings and roof-deck gardens. the arc is a good example for sustainable architecture, it’s like a building made of nature.
Why is it cool?
it fits with the micro trend copy nature, because the arc is a building made of nature with the aim to look like the nature and not necessarily as a real building. So you could say that the nature has been copied.
It also fits with the macro trend togetherness, because it’s a center to bring people together. because t’s been placed in a extreme climate, it shows us that we need to be together at every place on the world.
And of course it fits with the mega trend sustainability, because the building had the aim to be sustainable. Like how the rainwater is going to been collecten and recycled. You can find more information on the site: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/garis-architects-arc-malaysia-04-16-2015/