A sustainable tower 113 meters high, located in Brussels (Belgium), is the tallest ecological building in Europe. The project has also been rehabilitated by the Spanish architect Carlos Lamela.
With 41 plants and an area of 52,600 square meters, the project has taken six years to come true.
Building with zero accreditation
Belgian accreditation of bâtiment passif or passive building, that is, its consumption is practically zero, has been awarded to this new skyscraper, which reuses the structure of a previous tower, comes from a complete recovery that implied the reduction of its energy consumption by 90%.
The project improves the insulation and the watertight capacity of the facades to avoid energy losses, with a triple glass with solar factor control and with efficient air conditioning systems such as the radiant roof. The building also has green roofs that "shelter" the tower and contribute to its energy efficiency. Thus, an emblematic tower of the city has been renovated, redesigned for the new headquarters of the Belgian employment office and for meet the sustainability requirements of the 21st century.
"In Belgium, a country where temperatures are lower than in Spain, the cost of energy is lower and it is easier to make a sustainable building than in Madrid, and much more than in Seville," Lamela admitted.