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McDonough + Partners’ Bosch Siemens Showroom Boasts a 4-Story Living Atrium

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On August 6, 2012 @ 12:06 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Green Building,Vertical Garden | No Comments

Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte, B/S/H/, McDonough Partners, D/Dock, park 20|20, living atrium, eco office

The Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte (B/S/H/): The Inspiration House [1], is the first building designed for Park 20|20 [2], which is the first Cradle to Cradle-inspired [3] full-service development in the Netherlands. The eco office is home to five of the top brands in household appliances: Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff and Constructa. Designed as a flexible, innovative workplace, B/S/H/ is part showroom and part eco office with interior spaces that provide natural daylight, ventilation and quality indoor air to improve the occupant experience. The 4-story living atrium plays a significant roll by providing fresh air, moisture and a beautiful display of vegetation.

Energy efficient design is seen throughout the building through the use of daylighting sensors, LED lighting [4] and a ground source heating and cooling system. The building is topped with a serrated skylight roof outfitted with building integrated photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. A green roof on a portion of the building features a rain water catchment basin that filters and stores grey water for reuse in toilet fixtures. In addition, a black water system is designed to transform sewage treatment into a nutrient management system, including the capture of nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous and carbon for reuse.

The facility is open throughout the day and even at night and during the weekends so visitors can tour the facility and see the innovative showrooms. McDonough + Partners [5] were aided by Amsterdam firm, D/DOCK [6], who is responsible for designing the interiors.

+ William McDonough + Partners [7]

+ B/S/H/ [8]

Via Contemporist [9]

Images ©B/S/H/, IBB Kondor, and D/Dock Amsterdam

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URLs in this post:

[1] Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte (B/S/H/): The Inspiration House: http://www.bsh-group.com/index.php?showPI&y=2011&pm=125883

[2] Park 20|20: http://www.park2020.com/

[3] Cradle to Cradle-inspired: http://inhabitat.com/tag/cradle-to-cradle

[4] LED lighting: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led-lighting

[5] McDonough + Partners: http://www.mcdonoughpartners.com/projects/view/bsh_office_inspiration_house_park_2020

[6] D/DOCK: http://www.ddock.nl/

[7] + William McDonough + Partners: http://www.mcdonoughpartners.com/projects

[8] + B/S/H/: http://www.bsh-group.com/

[9] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/08/03/bsh-office-by-william-mcdonough-partners-and-ddock/

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