The Water Authority ‘Brabantsse Delta’ has realized a new office building in Breda, with strong focus on energy efficiency of the building and comfortable workspaces for its users. The building is 160 meter long and has a tight linear composition. The office only has flexible workspaces and the interior looks bright and quiet.
The challenge in the design was found in the combination of low-energy and high comfort. Concrete Core Activation was used as building heating for its energy efficiency and thermal comfort, where the ceilings are of concrete. In a normal situation this is conflict with workable space acoustics in an open office concept, where a suspended ceiling is necessary.
Hunter Douglas cam with a solution with the type 30BD panel ceiling. With this panel ceiling, with its open setting and high acoustical performance, it is possible cover the complete ceiling and have a good thermal exchange with the concrete core activated climate system.