Understanding Innovation: OWP 12 – A Glimpse into Sustainable Future
In the heart of Stuttgart stands OWP 12, a testament to sustainable innovation and digital advancement. Built by Drees & Sommer, this new office building showcases the future of construction, integrating cutting-edge technology with environmental consciousness. Let’s delve into the architectural marvel that is OWP 12.
Cradle to Cradle: Redefining Sustainability
OWP 12 embodies the Cradle to Cradle concept, emphasizing the importance of materials that can be dismantled, are pollutant-free, and recyclable. This forward-thinking approach ensures that even during construction, the focus is on future demolitions, minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency.
BIM Revolutionizes Sustainability
Digitalization plays a key role in OWP 12’s sustainability journey. The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) ensures meticulous planning and documentation of materials. This digital memory becomes a cornerstone for sustainability, allowing for precise tracking of materials and promoting eco-friendly practices.
E-coFace Façade: Where Sustainability Meets Aesthetics
At the heart of OWP 12 lies the remarkable E-coFace façade, a technological marvel crafted by FKN Fassaden GmbH and Evonik. This façade combines superior thermal insulation and sound reduction with sustainable materials, creating a mini power station that generates energy via geothermal pumps and photovoltaic units.
Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV): Transforming Design
Schüco’s Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) adorn OWP 12, seamlessly blending aesthetics with functionality. These BIPV modules not only enhance the building’s energy efficiency but also serve as design elements, adding a touch of sophistication to the architectural landscape.
Conclusion: OWP 12 – Pioneering Sustainable Architecture
OWP 12 stands as a beacon of sustainable architecture, where innovation, digitalization, and environmental consciousness harmoniously coexist. As the world moves towards a greener future, OWP 12 lights the way, proving that sustainable buildings can be both efficient and visually stunning.
Source: Schüco International KG with additional information added by Apazone