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Capricorn Haus

Gatermann + Schossig Architekten

The contemporary building sector is increasing having to measure up to energy and environmental requirements such as non-invasive construction, thermal insulation, heat recovery, geothermal energy and natural ventilation systems. This necessitates a building design approach that integrates energy management systems into the building at the drawing-board stage. Which is exactly what happened for Capricorn Haus in Düsseldorf where the ventilation and air-cooling system is an integral part of the façade realised by Schüco together with Trox. This low maintenance, energy-efficient office block was designed by the Gatermann and Schossig practice for Capricorn Engineering, a company whose name has been synonymous since the 80s with the preservation and recovery of vintage racing cars. Today with its sister company, Capricorn Development, it is at the cutting edge of innovative technologies...

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