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Biodiversum Visitor Center: Eco-architecture Wooden Building in Luxembourg

The Biodiversum Visitor Centre is located in Remerschen on the edge of the Haff Réimech Nature Reserve.    The visitor centre building was designed to be closely tied to the land making it very relevant to the functions and activities of...

Cité du Centenaire: energy retrofit and neighbourhood urban renewal

Plus-energy Willibald-Gluck-Highschool in Neumarkt i.d.Opf, Germany

  Building Summary Location Woffenbacher Str. 33, 92318 Neumarkt Building Owner Landkreis Neumarkt Architect Berschneider + Berschneider GmbH Coordination Berschneider + Berschneider GmbH (ARGE NB WGG) HVAC planer EGS-plan...

Casa Cesti: energy retrofit of farmhouse

Casa Cesti is a complete renovation of an existing traditional farmhouse in a farming complex which was built in 1942. The buildings are divided into residential use, office space and livestock facilities and are typical of the rural area...

Dante Alighieri Middle School: renovation of gymnasium in Pesaro, Italy

The “Dante Alighieri” school gymnasium sets an example of best practices in public building renovation through a well thought-out and careful design based on a sustainable bioclimatic study of the site and by applying a simple construction...

ZERO-PLUS project settlement in Derwenthorpe, York, UK

The aim of the ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology“) research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings. In this...

ZERO-PLUS project settlement in Peyia, Cyprus

The aim of the ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology") research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings. In this...

ZERO-PLUS project settlement in Granarolo dell'Emilia, Italy

The aim of the ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology“) research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings. In this...

Castelldefels: ¨Esencia Mediterránea¨ building

  “Esencia Mediterránea” is a Certified Passivhaus residential building, situated close to the beach of Castelldefels, 30 km south of Barcelona, Spain. The objective of the developer was to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of...

ZERO-PLUS project settlement in Voreppe, France

The aim of ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology“) research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings. In this...

Casa Francescut

  The building is part of a complex of terraced houses in a urban context from the post-war building period of Fiume Veneto and is characterized by a compact volume and the main front facade practically oriented to the south. The energy...

Administration of nature and forests building

  A sustainable, environmentally friendly planning concept played a crucial role in this new build for the Luxembourg Nature and Forestry Agency. This energy-plus building, which can produce more energy than it consumes, is one of the...

The Ardennes

  This 15 unit building with one to three-bedroom apartments and basement was funded by Social Rental Loans (PLS) and designed by the architectural firm Design SF. It marks its place in the urban fabric of the neighborhood. The residence...

African Development Bank (BMCE)

  The project consists of the construction of the BMCE Academy, located in Bouskoura, Morocco. This project comprises a set of training rooms, a reception center, an amphitheater, a restaurant, a bank branch and finally a Data Center....

Paint it Green: energy efficient retrofit in Limette, Belgium

The renovation project "Paint it Green" was undertaken by the owner company CoRI - Coating Research Institute after identifying two important concepts: the need for more space as well as the modernization of the company image. Focusing on...

Lotissement du Canal

  The project concerns the construction of a settlement area for the Travelling Community. This social project will provide accommodation for six families from the Travelling Community. The aim is to propose a settlement area for people...

Villa bifamiliare ad energia quasi zero

  ​Il lotto nel quale si inserisce l’edificio di progetto è compreso in un piano di lottizzazione che prevede la realizzazione di edifici con destinazione esclusivamente residenziale. La tipologia di inserimento prevista è la cosiddetta “...

Søreide primary school: Norway

The school was built in 2012/13 as a public private partnership. The main energy related targets were to achieve passive house standard, to use prefabricated timber facades and renewable energy sources. The building should reach high...

Osmoz / 44 logements certifiés 'passiv'haus'

La volonté de l’aménageur et de l’urbaniste pour cet îlot, dès la phase concours, est de positionner le projet sur de hautes qualités environnementales et de l’inscrire dans une labellisation PassivHaus. Une résidence passive est un...

Batiment Max Weber / Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Le Bâtiment Max Weber est un bâtiment pionnier qui révise en profondeur les standards du bâtiment de bureaux, et utilise les exigences environnementales comme moteur d'innovation et de création architecturale. Ses 5 niveaux sont 100% en...