Login Register+
Recover password

International Facade Community

DUO-Tax Authorities Office, The Netherlands

This office building is a good example of integral design. The ecologic connection to the Sterrenbos woods beside the building, together with the energy saving material minimized bio power was a part of the whole design from UN Studio. This Amsterdam firm is a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Early in the process the though about technical installations as well as staircases and elevators. Reason for this was that in case of any change in the role of the building, it has to be easily transformed in apartments for housing. Sustainability has a great part in the design of the facades as well.
Alex Bijvank
Schüco
0
0
1734
View

DUO-Tax Authorities Office, The Netherlands

The facades are active in the role of saving energy and comfortable interior. The aerodynamic shaped curtain walling is shaped and tested together with sun and wind simulations and fits perfectly in the natural green surrounding. The horizontally finned façade concept keeps out sun (and heat) in the summer, saving on energy for cooling. In winter it works exactly the other way around. The sun is low in the sky, allowing the sunlight to enter the building below the fins, thus saving on energy for heating.

Installations have been smartly integrated in the floor structure to make the floors less high and there are fewer floors than the number anticipated in the urban development plan. This means there is less office space to be heated.

Fabricator Blitta from Venray, Netherlands did all the engineering and the horizontal window facades – basis on standard Schüco Windowsystem AWS 65 – are specially made for this Dutch project.
Comments (0)
You need to be logged in to post a comment. Login
General information
Schüco
Employees: 1000+, Industry: Supplier
View
Country
Netherlands

City
-

Primary address
-

Secondary address
-

You can add existing products, services, people and companies to your project.
Companies
Services linked with this project
Products linked with this project
People
E-Learning
Available soon
Read more »
About FACE
Mission statement
Our ultimate aim is to raise façade architecture...
Read more »
Packages
Register your company ...
Read more »
Vision
FACE and its participants are committed to the innovative...
Read more »