Reflective and interactive
berlin cube (DE)
Sustainability in the square
Inside the cube, the spectacular architecture continues and goes hand in hand with sustainable building management. The compact building has a fully glazed façade. The ventilated double skin façade allows daylight to enter while providing very effective protection against heat gain. The occupants benefit from natural ventilation.
The façade is part of a high/low tech energy management system based on energy shifting, where surplus energy, for example heat in one area, is converted into cooling in another. The building is more than 25% below the German Energy Saving Ordinance.
berlin cube takes the Smart Building concept to the next level by implementing an intelligent exchange – a self-learning 'brain', the “Cube Brain”. This virtual assistant coordinates all individual systems such as access control, lift operation, climate and lighting control, booking systems, etc. These are connected and enable a more effective and engaging user experience. Residents access the intelligent system via an app.
Torben Østergaard says: “The building is designed to enable interaction with the user needs and demands and to respond to user patterns. The concept will enable guiding the users to a more intelligent and engaging experience and help save energy.“
The syphonic roof drainage system Geberit Pluvia uses pipes with small dimensions, which fill completely with water when it rains heavily. A closed water column thus forms in the pipe, which results in natural negative pressure and also ensures a high discharge rate. This is Know-How Installed.