Gallery: Super Futuristic Noain City Hall is a Plant-Covered Building T...

 
The active systems are just as impressive. Geothermic energy is the main power source for the City Hall, exchanging heat with the ground and water. Heat and cold inside of the building is maintained with a radiant floor, with the help of a small boiler system on the roof that is only used sporadically. Ventilation is maintained with help from the double skin, as well as the skylight which acts as a solar chimney.

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  1. DiogoFreire July 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    The building looks amazing. I’m glad they’ve incorporated energy conservation measures in its design and construction. Some of these can and should be considered for existing buildings and houses – you don’t need a brand new futuristic home! I know for a fact geothermal systems can be used to provide heating and cooling in single family homes. My friend Howard recently installed his and posted a video on youtube to share how it turned out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIqjghyW7e0

  2. lazyreader July 27, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Super futuristic indeed. Don’t confuse that webbing of bars as a trellis, there not. It’s prison simulator. It looks more like the not so secret headquarters of Orwell’s thought police.

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