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The whole roof area of the complex feeds directly into a water cistern.

 

The glass building creates a pleasant atmosphere within the city centre. Waterwalls and luxuriant vegetation create a healthy atmosphere full of natural light.

 

When architect Frank Lloyd Wright built the famous ‘Fallingwater’ house in the hilly countryside of Pennsylvania he had one thing above all in mind: he wan­ted to blend the building into the lands­cape of woodland, river and rock. He produced a masterpiece that over­whelms visitors mainly because of the way the torrent rushing under the build­ing is handled. Here water does not just help to balance the climate in the house. You can see it in brick-lined pools, on smooth rocks when it rages into the basins in the natural stone. And you can hear it when the shell of the building changes acts as a resonating chamber to change the constant rushing into the natural music of a region.

A lot is possible out there in the forests of America that could not be done within the confines of a city; at best it has to undergo a transformation to work there. But the architectural aim of blending the inside and the outside

 

Lush vegetation compli­ments Joachim Eble’s sustainable architecture.

 

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Fire sprinkler system

 

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Exterior pond

 

Collector pipes

 

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Infiltration

 

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Exterior vents supply the waterwalls with fresh air which is drawn down by the falling water, like in a natural waterfall, which is then filtered, moistened and blown out by the water into the interior at a wind speed of 3 m/sec. The system cools the building in the summer and heats it in the winter.

 

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The greenhouse as a pleasant climate in the city centre. Water-walls and luxuriant vegetation create a healthy atmosphere and a flood of light.

 

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The natural light flooded climatising waterwalls are artistically designed.

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Making the glass sheets: The colour design is achieved by layering fragments of coloured glass.

 

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Layering glass fragments produces a three-dimen­sional effect after fusing, and creates interesting effects of light and shade.

 

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