Ruiz Larrea study in collaboration with the CENER have developed a bioclimatic building for the Andalusian Energy Agency that aims to be a benchmark in this type of construction. This is a small building with six floors and 12.5 million budget.
The building, already under construction, is located in Seville, in the science and technology park, Cartuja 93, surguido after the Universal Exhibition of 1992. Consume 60% less energy than a conventional building, thanks to that 75% of the energy they need to be obtained through solar panels installed in the building. The air conditioning system will consist of a biomass boiler and an absorption machine with which you will need cold water.
Another interesting proposal is its facade enclosure, which keeps the temperature inside avoiding the heat or cold out of the building. The facade panels will be made in ceramics, intrerior be protected from the sun by screens that prevent the sun shining directly on them.
The courtyard helps to create a microclimate inside the building, promoting air circulation and allowing the natural cooling environment. A large skylight shaped stalactite (decoration of Andalusian architecture) give the interior a great beam of natural light, allowing savings of 25% of energy as far as artificial lighting is concerned.