C.F. Møller Architects shortlisted for a ’Blueprint Award 2016
C.F. Møller is shortlisted in the category ‘Best Sustainable Project’ for the restauration and extension of a greenhouse in the Botanic Garden in Aarhus, Denmark. The winner is announced in London on October 20th.
The project in Aarhus includes a comprehensive restoration of the old greenhouse originally designed by C.F. Møller. In the restoration the palm house has become a new botanical knowledge centre, at the same time as the complex is extended with a new, 18 meters high tropical greenhouse, in which the public can go exploring among the tree-tops. Advanced energy solutions The existing snail-shaped greenhouse was well adapted to its surroundings, and it has been important to bear the existing architectural values in mind when designing the new one. The new greenhouse also uses the organic form, which is, at the same time, based on energy-conserving design solutions and on a knowledge of materials, indoor climate and technology. Advanced calculations have ensured that form and energy consumption interact in the best possible manner. The domed shape and the building's orientation in relation to the points of the compass have been chosen because this precise format gives the smallest surface area coupled with the largest volume, as well as the best possible sunlight incidence in winter, and the least possible in summer. ‘Design bible’ Blueprint is a leading magazine of architecture and design, described by The Observer as the ‘design bible’. It has been published in the UK on a monthly basis since 1983. Blueprint Awards was established 2015.