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OpenStudio & EGA Erik Giudice Architects



OpenStudio & EGA Erik Giudice Architects




Lund, Sweden

Project Type

1. Office Buildings

When the new tramway between Lund Central and Brunnshög is completed in the winter of 2020, Ideon will of course have its own stop. Right next to the Ideontorget stop, Wihlborgs, together with OpenStudio & EGA, is developing the Zenit project - an innovative office building and a meeting place for the entire area. With a strong focus on employees' health and well-being, the aim is to create a workplace that promotes both focused work and relaxing socializing. Zenit becomes a hub in the area that invites meaningful breaks and interesting meetings.

Our Contribution:

Inform Design was called from an early stage to brainstorm of solar control mechanisms for the Zenit building. The aim of our study is to prescribe glazing and shading configurations that will adequately perform in terms of solar control (maximum allowed solar gains), provide improved real-life daylight levels and views out and comply with the Architectural intent.


Optimization of fixed horizontal louvres

The fixed horizontal elements were introduced for the following reasons:
· Allow for glazing with good light quality (avoid dark or reflective glasses)
· Reduce the frequency use of internal fabrics
· Provide effective, robust, low maintenance solutions that will not retract above specific wind speeds
To avoid over-sizing the fixed elements we carried out parametric studies where we selected preferable glazing options and ensured that the internal fabrics will not be drawn very often (for solar control purposes).

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