UBA Glas & Fasad AB
E-ON's new head office will be a landmark in Malmö's growing development area Nyhamnen, with undulating facades that combine wood, glass and brick in an urban expression. The house will be a place for the current, scattered activities and gather the energy solutions of the future. The office building is a total of approximately 25,000 m² with workplaces for 1,500 employees and will be certified with the highest sustainability ambitions. With the location in Nyhamnen, E-ON will have an office in close proximity to the central station and the establishment will be an important engine for the development of the entire new district.
Our work focuses on 2 issues: (a) examine whether the desired solar performance can be met with the current design and (b) assess cavity air temperatures for a South and West rectangular, simplified Double Skin façade cavities.
Cavity Air Temperature
Modelling such a complex Double Skin Façade system is a very demanding exercise and it will probably need a combination of Dynamic Thermal Modelling and Computational Fluid Dynamics assessments. Nevertheless, we carried out an assessment with a simplified model when compared to the real life scenario as briefly demonstrated in the left.