Double-skin façade as a contribution to sustainable architecture : the Federal Office of Statistics Tower in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

Taking the criteria of sustainability into account in the design process involves interactive optimization between the environmental, socio-cultural and economic criteria of the project. As the principle climatic interface and an important architectural component, the façade represents a fundamental element in this context, as shown by the one specifically developed for the Federal Office of Statistics (FOS) tower in Neuchâtel. Intensive collaboration between architects, engineers and constructors indeed results in high performances in terms of energy consumption and comfort, while simultaneously contributing considerably to the building’s expression and identity.


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Proceedings of CISBAT 2005, 83-88
Presented at:
CISBAT 2005, Lausanne, September 28, 2005
Year:
2005
Publisher:
Lausanne, EPFL
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