MVRDV has unveiled the design for the first low-energy office building at ZAC Gare de Rungis in Paris, France.
The €35m ($45m) building will have low energy consumption and an energy production of 200,000kWh a year.
The 19,000m² project has been commissioned by French project developer ICADE Promotion and incorporates energy-efficient technologies.
The scheme features a pushed slab design and offers three cores and a central lobby with multiple terraces and external staircases.
The wood-clad building has two façades and its ribbed windows offer optimal sunlight control.
The project is part of the ZAC Gare de Rungis development, which will be the first eco-quarter of Paris.
The practice collaborated with local architect North by North West along with engineering and advisory firms ARCOBA (Saint Denis), Casso, Terrell, Vanguard and Alto for the scheme.
Construction is expected to begin in 2011.