Energetic and ecological performance
“The new building had to belong to the absolute top in terms of energy and ecology,” Fabrice Rossi explains. “It was also important that the sustainable properties were reflected in the general aesthetics. Our design approach was primarily focused on reducing the energy demand of the complex based on well-considered choices with regard to the building envelope. This allowed us to limit energy demand without sacrificing comfort and maximize natural energy gains through passive design strategies.”
Rockpanel Colours and Woods
The architects opted for Rockpanel facade cladding, as it offered many advantages, including a combination of robustness and flexibility. Fabrice Rossi: “Initially we thought of white render, but we quickly abandoned that idea to limit maintenance costs for the client.” In total, almost 4,000 m² of these low-maintenance Rockpanel facade boards were used, of which 2,800 m² were Rockpanel Colours boards in RAL 9010 and RAL 7022 – and 1,000 m² Rockpanel Woods Beech. Fabrice Rossi was especially very pleased with the wide range of colours and designs, the cost-effectiveness of the boards, their dimensional stability and the fact that they can be installed very quickly.