Echo, Delft, Netherlands
Echo is an energy-generating interfaculty building that offers a wide variety of teaching rooms to cater for the diversity of teaching methods and study styles at the university. As the most sustainable building at the TU Delft, Echo is contributing to the university' s ambitions to operate a fully sustainable campus by 2030. 1,200 solar panels, smart installations, good insulation and a heat and cold storage system ensure that Echo will be able to provide more energy than it requires for its daily operations. This includes user-related energy, such as electricity consumption for laptops, lighting and catering. 90% of the furniture used in the building has also been reused.
該案為一棟可生產能源的跨院系大樓，提供多元的教育空間，以滿足校園內各種教學方式和讀書需求。作為台夫特理工大學最具永續性的建築，建築配備 1,200 個太陽能板、智能設備、良好的絕緣材料和冷熱能儲存系統，確保該大樓能提供充足能源因應日常運作所需，其中包括每日使用者所耗費的電能，像是筆電、照明和餐飲製做…等；此外，該大樓擺放的家具，有百分之九十可再重複利用。
Transparency was essential to the design of Echo. It not only ensures maximum daylight inside the building, it also creates a visual connection to the wider campus and to surrounding nature. As such, a closed-in, institutional experience for the users is avoided, while the open and public character of the building connects the two sides of the campus and provides a bright, uplifting and welcoming environment for faculty and students alike. However, to avoid heat gain, it is also essential to prevent excess sunlight penetration. Overheating of the building is prevented by a combination of sun protection and the low solar penetration factor of the glass. In addition, the deep horizontal aluminum awnings keep out excess solar heat. These canopies are interconnected by cables along which climbing plants form a subtle green facade that filters daylight.
To ensure clean air in the building, a plenum floor is installed above hollow-core slabs. Here fresh air is pumped up from the floor, rather than down from above, thus avoiding circulation around the room. The vents for this system, along with the computer floor installation, can easily be relocated, should the layouts of the rooms change in the future. Not only has a great deal of attention been paid to the environmental impact of the materials used in the construction, but the building has been designed as much as possible according to principles of circularity.
Principal Architects：Ben van Berkel
Contractor：BAM Bouw en Techniek
Character of Space：Education
施工單位：BAM Bouw en Techniek