Winning proposal for ISOVER Multi-Comfort House Contest 2011
Design of a skyscraper in New York that will comply with ISOVER Multi-Comfort House standard. The subject of the 2011 competition is the creative approach to the concept of energy efficient construction for the high rise buildings. The aim is to design a multiple use tower according to
ISOVER Multi-Comfort-House definition and with passive house components.
Fluffy skyscraper is the passive skyscraper with facades covered by innovative insulation material – ISOFUR. 1. To make form passive, we:
firstly relinked historical streets,
then we spherized allowed dimensions to minimize surface area, twisted form to minimize wind and sun negative impact and wrinkled it to place evacuation stairs on a façade.
2. The passive feature is ISOFUR - our innovative thermal insulation material.
Structure of ISOFUR resembles the structure of the animal fur.
Animal fur consist of shorter and curly ground hair and longer and straight guard hair thus provide the most economic insulation possible.
ISOFUR insulation material will consist of thin fiberglass threads and shorter wavy fiberglass threads.
Thin hair of fiberglass will create a thick buffer that means small material consumption.
3. ST.George street goes through the site plan and tunnel connects base with skyscraper.
Ventilation pipes have fipples as the PIPES ORGAN has.
Passing through the pipes air will bring forth a symphony of sounds.
Thus, skyscraper lungs become the site of interest.
4. OPEN-AIR THEATRE installed on the base roof will increase people’s interest to the commercial area of the building.
KITE GENERATOR isn’t dangerous for birds, not ugly and noisy and take advantage of the really strong constant winds found at higher altitudes.
5. Here we can see our ventilation system with heat recovery. Recuperation process allow cold air that goes underground and heats by earth heat until 15 degrees C. After recuperation biomass pot heats warm air until room temperature.
6. Here comes final solution of the skyscraper which meet passive house A class standart.
Partners and co-authors: Antons Gonda & Ivo Dzenis.