Competition: Isover Multi-Comfort House Office Building
Architecture type: Energy efficient office building
Authors: Andrej Kregar – Kreatif Design, Martin Tomažič, Matevž Zalar
With the following concept, we won the first prize in the Slovene competition and were awarded a commendation at the international level of the competition.
The building looks rigid on the outside, but is very dynamic on the inside, where one finds a vertical hall that is the center of building and acts as connective tissue among otherwise separated offices.
The building is designed like a magnet that attracts sun rays and thus lowers energy consumption. On the south side, there is glazing which is covered with venetian blinds, in order to prevent overheating in the summer. On the east, west and north side, there is a wooden facade and windows. Wood is used because it is one of the best thermal isolators, is ecologically sustainable and is also a very good sound isolator. Moreover, the material is abundant in Slovenia.