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Town Town Office Tower bags sustainability prize at the MIPIM awards

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The Town Town Office Tower, Vienna, Austria was declared the Sustainability Winner for MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2010. All thanks to the designer COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix / W. Dreibholz & Partner ZT GmbH, who created an energy-active system that introduces both proven and innovative low energy consumption systems, environmental control systems and newly developed energy harvesting systems.


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The Erdberg Office Tower includes vertically tilted glass panels to provide natural lighting and views, while specialized cladding is responsible for wind absorption. The structure has an energy-active skin that is created by photovoltaic lamination, using thin-film-technology, on the perforated sheet metal panels. The energy requirement of the building is met with the help of a wind turbine on the roof and facade’s photovoltaic thin-film-system. The excess energy is sold back to the utility company.

Via: Arplus