The Dutch group UNStudio, captained by Ben van Berkel, has just completed the construction of more sustainable office building in Europe.
It is the seat of the Department of education and the National Revenue Agency, in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands.
The tower is 92 metres high and contains many innovations relating to the reduction of the use of materials, reducing energy consumption and the definition of more sustainable working environments.
Sinuous shaped, with a series of projections along the casing, similar to fins, the structure dominates and distinguishes itself from other buildings that are located in the area. The presence throughout the development of the building of these "fins" means that there is a total control of solar radiation in environments, allowing only the fraction of light reach environments, blocking the heat outside, so as to limit the use of cooling system.
A system of high-pressure air combines the natural airflow through ducts and outflow grilles present on the facade on the 11th floor, reducing the need for artificial ventilation
Internally the space has been organized so that the Tower in the future can be used as a residential complex without major structural changes, in fact has a structural mesh 1.2 meters, instead of the traditional one for offices from 1.8 meters.
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