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Project • By Chapman TaylorOffices

NOI Techpark

The 25,000sqm NOI (Nature of Innovation) Techpark in Bolzano, one of Italy’s most desirableareas to live and work, is designed to house a wide range of innovation companies, university research institutionsand training centres as an engine for economic development throughout the South Tyrol region.   Originally home to an aluminum factory, the plant was the biggest aluminum producer in Italy from 1937 until it closed. Both the owner and the designersdecided to achieve for the new building the target of nearly Zero Energy Building.NOI Techpark achieved LEED v4 Neighbourhood Development Gold sustainability certification, first in Europe, second in the World.   The client brief was to create a technologypark at a disused fo... More

Project • By A-labOffices

Statoil regional and international offices

After 20 months of construction, the Statoil regional and international offices at Fornebu outside Oslo, Norway is now complete. A-lab received the commission after winning first prize in an open competition in 2008. Statoil is a Norwegian energy producer, the 57th largest company in the world by revenue, with about 30 000 employees in 37 countries. From October 15th, 2500 of these employees will work in the new building - including Statoil’s international department.The new office building stands on the site of the old airport’s multi-storey car park, most of the site being given over to the development of a new 5 hectare public park. One of the main goals of the Mikado inspired design has been to minimize the footprint of the building in... More

Project • By Morgan Advanced MaterialsHousing

Aktivhaus B10

Aktivhaus B10 – VACUSPEED® vacuum insulation allows lean and energy-efficient construction Porextherm project partner for vacuum insulationAktivhaus B10 is part of a research project. The project is investigating how innovative materials, construction methods and technologies can improve our built environment in a sustainable way. Thanks to an ingenious energy concept and forward-thinking, self-learning building controls the building creates twice its energy requirement from sustainable sources. The highly efficient and simultaneously lean building shell that this requires was made possible by the use of vacuum insulation panels.Consumption and energy production as well as a lot of other data that is relevant to building research was measur... More