Passive Office Building Design Unveiled in Poland

26 May 2010 (Last Updated May 26th, 2010 18:30)

Polish architect Slawomir Kostur has unveiled designs for an office building to be built at the Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park in Katowice, Poland. The scheme employed various energy saving technologies in the design resulting in it using less than 12% of the energy of a tra

Polish architect Slawomir Kostur has unveiled designs for an office building to be built at the Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park in Katowice, Poland.

The scheme employed various energy saving technologies in the design resulting in it using less than 12% of the energy of a traditional building, according to the Warsaw Business Journal.

The five-storey project will not exceed 15kWh/m² a year of heat demand in line with passive-construction standards.

The 6,500ft² building will be office spaces, while 1,000ft² will be allocated to laboratory spaces.

It will be partly funded by the EU, however, the total cost has not been disclosed.

The general contractor for the scheme will be chosen soon, with completion scheduled for 2012.