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PROJECT SUMMARY

Circular Voids

Energy-efficient office building

This project to build a 15,000 square meter competence center features perfectly circular atria cut through ceilings and floors crisscross the building, creating opportunities for employees and visitors to meet one another while also providing a sense of the building’s size from within.

Inner and outer loadbearing structures of the building are mutually-dependent, voids and passive solar heating allow a climate concept with a minimal technical installation with almost no core.

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“Incidental Space” A project by Christian Kerez at the Swiss Pavilion
 
Architecture that benefits from technological advances, without relinquishing its autonomy as an art form
 
“Sustainability? Optimizing with insulation as the trigger point” - Christian Kerez
 
Merging architectural and technical considerations: Honorable Mention to energy-efficient office building in Holderbank, Switzerland
 
“Merging architectural and technical considerations at the forefront of the discipline” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 Europe - Circular Voids
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Project Details
Location
Holderbank, Switzerland
Authors
Christian Kerez
MAIN AUTHOR
Christian Kerez
Christian Kerez, Switzerland
Prizes
Awards
Honorable Mention 2014
Europe
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Circular Voids: Holcim Awards Honorable Mention 2014 for Europe
Circular Voids: Holcim Awards Honorable Mention 2014 for Europe

A competence center including research labs, office space and training facilities, with a state-of-the-art energy …

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“Sustainability? Optimizing with insulation as the trigger point”
“Sustainability? Optimizing with insulation as the trigger point”

Christian Kerez radically separates the elevation and interior of a building while recognizing interdependencies. …

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