Why was Council House 2 built?
The Council House 2 (CH2) office building was designed in collaboration with City of Melbourne to be a holistic system with its occupants as participants. The design follows a model that promotes a more interactive role between the city and nature, in which all parties depend on each other.
How is CH2 sustainable?
A key focus of CH2’s design is the indoor environment quality. In CH2, the air intake is 100 per cent filtered outside air, instead of being recycled such as in the traditional air-handling systems in most office buildings.
What is Council House 2 made of?
CH2 uses similar strategies with its system by effectively using natural convection, ventilation stacks, thermal mass, phase change material, and water for cooling. Another strategy used taken from nature is the skin system. The façade is composed of an epidermis (outer skin) and dermis (inner skin).
Who built council house 2 Melbourne?
Mick PearceCouncil House 2 / Architect
When was the Council House 2 Melbourne built?
2004Council House 2 / Construction started
What is the purpose of the Pixel building?
Pixel has been designed to capture, filter and process rain water via its green roof and water storage systems. This volume of water, based on Melbourne’s annual average rainfall, would be sufficient for all the non-potable requirements of the building.
How tall is the Pixel building?
A three-dimensional map showing the city’s topography can be found at the bottom of the construction and it rises to a height of 40 meters, with stairs and terraces, to form a public entrance. The extruded blocks of the gridded facade give the building a profile which the architects describe as a ‘pixeled map.
What is the meaning of green building?
A ‘green’ building is a building that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment. Green buildings preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life.
When was the Council House 2 built?
How is the Pixel building Melbourne Australia sustainable?
Pixel features one of the most sophisticated water treatment and utilisation systems ever to be built. The building was designed to be water balanced meaning that it if Melbourne maintains the ten year average rainfall levels from 1999-2009, Pixel will be self-sustainable for water supply.
Why is Pixel building green?
(Green Roof) Pixel has been designed to capture, filter and process rain water via its green roof and water storage systems. This volume of water, based on Melbourne’s annual average rainfall, would be sufficient for all the non-potable requirements of the building.