The project consists of the renovation of the building existing 10,402m² surface area, the redesign of the facade taking into account the overall structure, the repair of the technical premises, and the optimizing of office surface space.
The project used an environmental approach to saving energy with exterior insulation, double air flow with heat recovery, a condensing boiler and high-performance double glazing windows.
The green construction of the structure is formally singular and cost-efficient which is a gentle addition to the neighborhood with street-level planning and massing.
The building’s organic silhouette faces south, protected from solar heat gains by a system of sunshades integrated into a fully-glazed, double-skinned envelope with translucent metal panels on the east and west sides.
The diagonal megaframe structure defines the form and reduces the amount of steel by 25 percent over a conventionally framed building.
The three level structure will comply with the latest efficiency and building ecology standards meeting the highest demands in terms of sustainability and net zero energy.
Through the reframing of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ materials and the integration of architecture, mobile textiles and clean energy infrastructure the house transforms the German passivehaus typology, offering a much more flexible living experience.
Made from the aggregated debris from the Sichuan earthquake, straw fiber and cement, these bricks have been used to build and reconstruct disaster areas, creating new meanings to the ideas of renewable materials and the regeneration of a community.
A green building that integrates three elements of sustainability – environment, society and economy into the structure.