Practices

Student Residence 42! The answer to all questions

  The post-war house on the inner city plot was dilapidated. The aim was to create a sustainable student accommodation, which benefits investors, users and the environment. Wood as a building material should find maximum use. Large rooms...

Zero Emission Green Building Kirstein & Sauer

  The office and commercial building was realized as a zero-emission building. On the basis of a high-quality heat protection and a very efficient system technology, the energy saving regulations (EnEV 2009) are undercut by 65%. Due to...

Maison des Yvelines - Nubian Vault

This amazing Nubian Vault* building, inaugurated on Dec 4, 2016, is one of AVN's major recent achievements in Senegal. Financed in part by the French Conseil Départemental des Yvelines, in collaboration with the NGO Le Partenariat and the...

The First ECO-SANDWICH House

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The First ECO-SANDWICH® House is a unique example of a holistic and innovative approach to sustainable architecture. The house is the first of twelve planned passive house energy standard multi-family houses in the...

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

​   ​Baptized "UAE's first sustainable autonomous house", this new office building in Dubai, was built in 2016 as a pioneering “pilot project” for MBRSC, a governmental research body. It is the first one to obtain the certification by the...

Vivienda unifamiliar en la Isla de A Creba

  La Isla de A creba o Illa da Creba, es una isla española de la provincia de A Coruña. Está situada en la ría de Muros y Noia, a 240 metros de la costa de la parroquia de Esteiro. Con una extensión de 7,5 hectáreas, está coronada por una...

House on the Mountain

​The House on the Mountain was conceived as house for one family with three additional holiday apartments. It softly nestles against the slope and it’s size, roof shape and materials are inspired by the traditional „Wälderhaus“. The plot...

REZ L2: semi-detached wood frame NZEB in Rovello Porro Italy

The building REZ L2 is located in an area of residential expansion outside of the urban centre of the city of Rovello Porro (CO), Lombardia Italy. This two storey, semi-detached residential dwelling is made with a wood frame construction...

Plus-energy St. Franziskus Elementary School in Halle, Germany

In Halle (Saale), a plus-energy school was built as a sustainable and ecological construction made with a timber frame and cellulose insulation in accordance with the Passive House standard. The building replaces the old existing site of...

Comprehensive street lighting project from the Municipality of Gunskirchen (Austria)

The municipality of Gunskirchen decided to refurbish the street lighting system to energy-efficient LED technology using EPC, since it recognised that its street lighting system required significant refurbishment work and that the...

Zaramaga - social housing renovation challenge in sustainability

The project consists of an energy refurbishment in a social housing block containing 30 dwellings built between the 1950’s and 60’s and located in the neighborhood of Zaramaga in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The owner´s housing association,...

Lithuania first registered nZEB (class A++) house

Varžybas dėl energiškai naudingiausio namo laimėjo ir pirmojo Lietuvoje A++ klasės (energijos beveik nevartojantys pastatai) namo titulą pelnė Varėnos rajone, Panaros kaime įsikūrusi „Pilnų namų bendruomenė“. Ji pasistatė šiuo metu...

Improved LED technology in Ribaforada (North/Central Spain)

The Municipality wanted to renovate and improve the outdoor lighting installations by providing quality street lighting with improved LED technology, while seeking maximum energy efficiency and minimum maintenance cost.The main objective...

The Edge: Amsterdam office building with highest BREEAM score to date

The Edge is located in ZuidAs, Amsterdam and is currently considered the greenest building in the world, according to the BREEAM green building certification scheme. The building has been given the highest ­sustainability score ever...

Treet - a wooden high-rise building with excellent energy performance

Treet or "The Tree" in Norwegian proves that sustainable solutions for buildings in an urban context can indeed be achieved by working across different sectors to create a cost-efficient, modular high-rise building using a ...

Retrofit of streetlighting in a residential area (Gdansk-Pomerania)

The project SOWA Nieborowska consisted of the refurbishment of the public lighting along the street Nieborowska in Gdansk (Illuminated area: 20,437 m²). The project was triggered by the willingness to improve safety and security by...

CASE DI LUCE: Urban Regeneration and Low Carbon Architecture

Case di Luce is an example of sustainable urban regeneration in a densely urbanized area. The site, located in the town of Bisceglie Italy, was a former industrial site that was not in use. All old building structures were demolished and...

The municipality Rohrbach-Berg highly recommends LED technology to other municipalities (Upper Austria)

The street lighting project was originally planned in the municipality of Berg. After Berg and the neighbouring municipality of Rohrbach were amalgamated, the renovation project covered the whole street lighting of the former municipality...

The project SOWA modernised the lighting along the Piecewska street (Gdansk-Pomerania)

The project SOWA Piecewska consisted of refurbishing the public lighting along the street Piecewska in Gdansk (Illuminated area: 19,130 m²). Due to new investments in this district of the city and the installation of a new tram line, an...

Small municipality renovates street lighting system: Cabanillas, Spain

With a population slightly below 1,000 inhabitants, the municipality of Cabanillas decided to evaluate an energy efficiency project with its streetlighting. The main objective was the improvement of the physical state and energy efficiency...