In the context of a building façade, this is a first. Integrated interactive liquid crystals allow for a sensor-controlled reduction in light and heat transfer to the building without any negative impact on transparency.
The building requires hardly any cooling, even at the height of summer, despite the fact that it features large-scale glazing and has no structural shading elements.
The trend in recent years towards cutting the expanses of windows in new buildings in order to save energy conflicts with people’s desire for bright, cheerful rooms flooded with light.
Extensive glazing and the effect this has on the way people relate to their environment is a key emotionally important aspect of well-being and thus is always a significant factor in 3deluxe’s building concepts.
Accordingly, intelligent glass is not only durable and efficient but also helpful in the innovative design of people-friendly architecture and one of the many technological innovations that will be necessary for planning smart cities in the future.
Consistent corporate design for future-oriented engineering company
The developer of this building ensemble, which is prominently situated in close proximity to one of Germany’s busiest autobahns, is FC Gruppe. The engineering company works both for Porsche and on innovative, future-oriented hospital concepts.
In light of this, the intention in 3deluxe’s building design was to combine innovation, sustainability, efficiency, and a meaningful arrangement, so as to create a distinctive composition.
A cube offered the most economical ratio between outside surface and volume, thus representing the most efficient building shape from a sustainability viewpoint.
The FC Group’s two identical cubes twist in opposite directions and stand on a large floating podium with open underground parking located beneath.