'The Rock' - Sustainable Design

 The Rock - Sustainable Design. C.F. Møller

Client

Norske Arkitekters Landsforbund in collaboration with Oslo S Utvikling and Enova SF

Address

Oslo

Size

26000 m2

Year

2005

The Rock is a prize-winning entry in an international architectural competition to design Europe’s most energy-conserving office building. The energy-saving concept demanded innovation and provided entirely new possibilities in the architectural expression, as different building shapes arise when you design to save energy and adapt to wind and light conditions. The Rock has a solid building body to enable it to retain energy, and rises up like a monolithic mountain, with facetted sides that provide optimum views and make the best possible use of the wind and sunlight conditions. The office building has a total energy consumption of just 64 kwh/m2/y.

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Team

Engineering

ARUP
Alectia A/S

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Collaborators, other

vglcph

Awards

  • Honoured with a Purchase Award of 100.000 NKR. 2005

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Passive solar design

Energy efficient design

Low energy windows

Green Roof

Sustainable planning

Healthy building

Natural ventilation

References

  • 2013 Creative Diagram In Architecture, p. 172
  • 2009 arkitekturM #5, p. 42
  • 2008 Global Danish Architecture #3, p. 14-17

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