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Powerhouse Kjørbo – Oslo, Norway

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Building: Powerhouse Kjørbo
Location: Oslo, Norway
Architect:  Entra Eiendom, Skanska, Snøhetta
Size 5,200 m2
Constructed 1980’s
Renovation completed 2014

AEInterests:  Positive energy building after renovation, reducing 90% of building’s energy needs, classified with the highest BREEAM-NOR, produces over 200,000 KWh per year (which is twice of what the building consumes), the charred wood on the outside is environmentally friendly and maintenance free, outside detailing acts as an “airtight climate shell,” which make the walls, windows and ceilings well insulated, automatic sun shades activate in the summer, main staircase and concrete decks inside work together to allow for a ventilation channel [a]
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Written by jengonsal

December 4, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Built

Qatar National Convention Centre – Doha, Qatar

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Building: Qatar National Convention Centre
Location: Doha, Qatar
Address: Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
Architect: Arata Isozaki
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Completed 2011

AEInterests: Uses skylights as a source for natural light, 32% more efficient compared to similarly designed buildings, 12.5% of the building’s energy needs are fulfilled with 3,500m² of photovoltaic panels, uses water conservation, tuned mass dampers for vibration-control hardware, certified LEED Gold, received Best Conserving Building Award in the Hospitality sector at the Qatar Tarsheed Awards in 2015 [a]
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Written by jengonsal

December 4, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Built