An integrated approach has been followed in the design
of the building’s architecture and energy systems: optimal
energy conversion technologies are presented using modern
architectural language. An innovative design process was
adopted, in which the formal and functional architectural
requirements were tested against their impact on energy
consumption and aesthetics by means of the most advanced
simulation models. The result is a clear and functional internal
and external structure.
As part of the reconstruction, new
insulation and a new building envelope were added to the
building, minimising heat loss in winter, preventing heat
absorption in summer, and maximising the use of natural light.