Gallery: Sweden’s Umeå Architecture Academy Punctuated With Pixelated W...

 
The new architecture school is part of a much larger arts campus that will be completed in 2014 and will include the Institute of Design, Academy of Fine Arts, and Public Art Museum.

The new architecture school is part of a much larger arts campus that will be completed in 2014 and will include the Institute of Design, Academy of Fine Arts, and Public Art Museum. Located in downtown Umeå on a former industrial site next to the river promenade, the architecture academy is inspired by the river, the birch trees, and the water reflections from the nearby river. The lamella facade is built from locally sourced larch wood and features hundreds of square windows that let in daylight.

Energy modeling and daylight simulations helped configure the pixelated window facade. Overall energy efficiency and an integrated HVAC system helps minimize energy usage by 50%. Fresh air enters the building under the floor plane and travels up through the building via columns and beams, and air is circulated throughout the building inside perforated pipes.

+ Henning Larsen Architects

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Images © Henning Larsen Architects

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  1. 181630 March 8, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Great. really like the windows and how there situated. Also like the wood.

  2. jasmin arch March 8, 2011 at 3:42 am

    question,
    iwould like to know more about how they make fresh air enters the building from under the floor plan and over, traveling through the building via columns and beams…?

    thanks
    jasmin

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