Andrew Michler

OMA's Pixelated Stadskantoor Skyscraper Scores BREEAM Excellent

by , 06/22/11

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The building’s glass facade is embedded with what the architects refer to as a ‘translucent insulation’ to provide maximum daylight with minimal heat loss or gain. The core of the building holds two large atriums connected to a HVAC system, which will store heat in the summer for winter use and vice versa, presumably using a thermal storage system and heat pump. OMA’s efforts earned them the green building certification of excellent through Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method before the project has even broken ground.

+ Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Via architecture lab

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  1. msophelia June 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

    i’m sorry, but how is this modular and adaptable? it’s just a non-square form; there’s nothing in the story that explains if or how it can be modified.

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