Energy-saving and Green Street
Ryomyong Street which has soared magnificently demonstrating the national strength of socialist Korea is introduced with the advanced energy-saving and green architecturaal techniques in conformity with the worldwide architectural development.
All the apartment blocks are furnished with the heating system capable of saving over 30 per cent of overall heating energy, and geothermal cooling and heating system. Solar panels attached to the buildings make it possible to cut the power consumption of the residents.
Various other energy-saving technologies, including those of reducing the air-conditioning load by employing shade-type screening in summer, utilizing geothermal and waste heat from ventilation, and recycling rain, are introduced to the schools, kindergartens and nurseries in the street, thus providing better environment for education and upbringing of children.
The street covering a total area of over 900 000 m2 is covered with 30 000-odd flowering and other trees in 56 species, 200 000 flowering plants including 4 000 roses, and green lawns. It means over 200 000 m2 of the street are comprised of green areas. Besides, greening techniques are introduced to roofs and walls of the apartment and public buildings accounting 75 per cent of the former and 70 per cent of the latter in building areas. Flowering stands set up in the verandahs of the flats are about 32 kilometres in length.
The residents are very proud of the modern street in good combination of cutting-edge science and technology of architecture and that of protecting ecological environment.
Ryomyong Street embodying the plan of the Party and state to provide the people with the highest quality and standard of civilization has a lot of modern service facilities.
More than 130 establishments for public services are located in the area with a density higher than other areas. Among them are such imposing buildings as the Green Architectural Technology Company, Ryomyong General Store and Ryonghung Sambang Shop, as well as other shops, restaurants, cinema, hotels, post offices, etc.
The residents are provided with the utmost convenience in life, as there are various commercial, public catering and welfare service facilities, including branch Tongchonho Restaurant, Ryomyong Noodle House, Kumsanpho Specialities Shop, a tailor’s shop for teachers, bookshop, chemists, and others.
Service networks are distributed in harmonious arrangement on the ground floors of the buildings in varied architectural styles, some of them on corridor-type floors linking skyscrapers. They add conspicuous features to the street.
Their interior decorations sustain practical, formative and artistic features according to their missions. Children’s parks, volleyball and badminton courts, a roller rink, and various places for cultural and leisure activities laid in the residential areas of the street occupy a total area of over 57 000 square metres. The street is as bright as day at night, boasting of its magnificent appearance and resounding with the merry laughter and singing of the residents.
Article: Jong Ki Sang