November 27, 2012

Low-Energy Building in Belgium

Best Building Solution Winner –  Category Sustainable 2012

The Belgian company Steel specialised in energy management has just moved into its new 1,500m² office building completed by the Builder Wust SA. The choice of steel was naturally driven by the company’s name “Steel” but it was also chosen because the material fully meets the architect’s requirements: great architectural freedom as well as light and transparent materials.£
The customer wanted a “low-energy” building in order to comply with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management, a real challenge taking into account the choice of exterior columns with architectural sandwich panels glued to the interior of the walls. To meet this challenge the Lindab engineering office has developed an innovative solution with “Schöck” elements to stop the thermal bridges on the main profiles. This was completed by rectangular tubular purlins filled with insulation.
Clear lines and contemporary style, a curved roof and generous use of glass create a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere.