energy efficient building for the berlin daily newspaper taz
In an architectural competition, Zurich-based architectural office E2A was chosen to design a new publishing house in Berlin-Kreuzberg for the cooperatively organised TAZ. Ecological aspects play a major role at the TAZ. Accordingly, the open office spaces were planned such that, on the one hand, climatic differences between the different façade orientations were compensated for and, on the other, the energy required for cooling and heating with Rio-Therm was reduced to a minimum. These under-sill units are installed under the windows and heat silently in winter, whilecooling comfortably in summer. Top coolers and cool racks enable the use of IT waste heat in the heating circuit. On the top floor several KW25 recoolers act as cold conditioners.
You will find a detailed blog post about this project here.