Andrew Michler

Stockholm’s Shining Waterfront Centre is a Shape-Shifting Low-Energy Venue

by , 03/01/11
filed under: Architecture

low energy building, eco conference centre, Swedish green building, ice storage, green conference center,White Arkitekter, stockholm city center, stockholm architecture, Europe green conference centre

Like the Convention Center Dublin that opened last year, this conference center incorporates a wide range of green technologies. The building is passively heated during the icy winter months thanks to a unique steel-louvered glass façade, while cooling is achieved using water in the adjacent Lake Mälaren as a heat sink. Off-peak power is used to create 250 tons of ice underneath the building, which can be used to cool the center in a hurry when it is packed with people.

The building also uses a neat trick to distribute energy evenly throughout the facility — when one section is too hot and another is too cold, the HVAC system can balance the temperature between the two areas with little net added energy.

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  1. herman miller santa rosa March 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    The interior uses horizontal design which is very popular, modern and creates movement. Brilliant showcase of a green public building. trope group

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