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Energy-efficient medical and social center

In the planning of this Energy-efficient medical and social center, computer simulations played an important role – aerodynamics, thermal behavior and natural lighting were traced to minimize building costs and improve eco-efficiency. Groundwater was to cool intake air before standard air-conditioning systems are needed in a system of geo-thermal pre-cooling.

The building design was revised due to economic constraints and completed in August 2009.

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Revised version of project completed
Acknowledgement prize for energy efficient medical and social center
“The potential to become a benchmark in the urban context of Brazil” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Latin America
Project Details
São Paulo, Brazil
Leonardo Shieh
Main Author
Leonardo Shieh
Shieh Arquitetos Associados, Brazil
Jörg Spangenberg
Further Author
Jörg Spangenberg
Acknowledgement prize 2008
Latin America
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