|Inspired by the sundial and the movement of the sun around the building, Green Lighthouse plays on the sun as a source of energy and on its role in science. As sustainable as it is healthy, Green Lighthouse relies on district heating, solar cells, solar heating and cooling, seasonal storage and innovative architecture to create a gorgeous, CO2-neutral building.
||A round, sculptural building, Green Lighthouse features high ceilings and an open, spacious floorplan. . Its circular form ensures the inner atrium is awash in uplifting natural light from the roof’s many roof windows. The central space is also crucial in terms of ventilation as fresh air from the façade windows is channelled through the atrium before it leaves through the room’s roof windows.|
||Green Lighthouse’s angled roof plays an active role in the building’s energy profile. It acts as a power plant, capturing the sun’s energy using both solar panels and solar cells. |
The façade is made from Swissfiber, a 30 percent glass, 70 percent polymer composite material that is extremely light and strong. In fact, the entire façade weighs only six tonnes. By comparison, a similar solution in tile would have weighed more than 175 tonnes and been considerably thicker.
Every element in Green Lighthouse was chosen for its energy efficiency and for the wellbeing of those working in and visiting the building. An open, inviting space that is full of natural light, Green Lighthouse certainly stands out amongst the traditional buildings in the neighbourhood.