In this new office building at the national airport, 2 L-shaped wings enclose a full-height atrium. Due to the multi-tenant context, flexibility was important, both structurally and in terms of technical installations. The BREEAM Very Good project applies free chilling and free cooling, and makes optimal use of daylight. The high-performance thermal and solar protective glazing reduces heat loads.
- Jaspers-Eyers Architects
- 360 parking places
- 28000 m²
Much attention is paid to optimal airtightness, amongst others through a well thought-out detailling of the window connections, and a high-quality thermal glazing with solar protection.
Next to the heavily renovated Gateway building on Brussels national airport, a new offices building was realised. Passport consists of 2 L-shaped wings, encircling an atrium. Besides 8 floors of offices, the building also contains a restaurant, fitness facilities and archives. Tenants have the use of 361 underground parking spaces and 73 bike stations.
The design shows great flexibility, optimising it for a multi-tenant context. The 1,655 sqm floor surfaces can easily be divided into 2 independent areas. One wing will be occupied by consultancy firm KPMG. Microsoft is another tenant.
The sustainable approach of the development aims for a BREEAM "Very Good" assessment. Much attention is paid to optimal airtightness, amongst others through a well thought-out detailling of the window connections, and a high-quality thermal glazing with solar protection. Also, the offices are heated and cooled with climate ceilings. However, no heat is produced on site: hot water is provided by the airport's hot water network. For cooling, free chilling and free cooling is applied. Rooms that are not continuously occupied (meeting rooms, auditoriums), use demand-driven ventilation. Optimal daylight access, combined with energy-efficient TL5 lighting and daylight control in offices and meeting rooms, considerably reduces the electricital consumption for lighting.
- Philippe Van Gelooven
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