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Möbius

Location Brussels, Belgium
Timeline 2015 - 2020

engineering of two passive offices towers

Intro

Two passive office towers are being erected in the North Quarter of Brussels. Möbius I and II stand out in the Brussels 'Manhattan' because of their elliptical floor plan. With a BREEAM Excellent ambition, there is a strong focus on passive measures. In doing so, the facade will be put to full use. VK's facade engineers worked on a versatile solution, in which among other things vertical fins function as sun protection, architectural element and energy source.

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Client(s)
  • Immobel
Architects
  • ASSAR
Stats
62000 m²

Story

On the south, there is a double skin façade. On the east and west facades, vertical fins function both as solar protection and architectural elements.

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The Möbius towers distinguish themselves from their angular neighbours in the Brussels North District by means of a completely elliptical form. With 19 (Tower I) and 23 floors (Tower II) above ground, measuring respectively 73 and 98 metres, nearly 62,000 sqm above ground will be realised.

The project is designed to meet passive standards (Brussels Energy Performance Performance 2015) and aims for the BREEAM Excellent certificate. For heating and ventilation, reversible climate ceilings will be used with flexible regulation. The ventilation concept will also use free chilling and free cooling. The fully glazed towers ensure an optimal use of daylight, while highly efficient double glazing enables a cool working environment. On the south, there is a double skin façade. On the east and west facades, vertical fins function both as solar protection and architectural elements. Photovoltaic panels make for a sustainable energy source.

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