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Sieeb: Sino-Italian Ecological and Energy Efficient Building

MCA - Mario Cucinella Architects

Asia | Pechino

The Sino-ltalian Eco-Efficient Building (SIEEB) is located on a 60x60 m plot in Beijing’s Tsinghua University Campus and hosts offices and a 200-seat auditorium. The project brought together consultants, researchers and architects in an integrated design process, a key feature of ‘green building’. Before going ahead, the proposed construction was subjected to computer tests and simulations to assess performance in relation to shape, orientation, envelope, technological systems, energy efficiency targets, minimum C02 emissions, functional layout and overall image. The symmetrical C-shaped plan opens southward, the cantilevered floors shading an intentionally transparent façade. By contrast, the northern façade and main entrance, is almost entirely opaque and heavily insulated against the bitter winter winds. The striking blue colour makes it...

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