Functionality of space+
The space+ is a connecting element that assumes several roles. It is an accessing area and therefore has an important social status. The accessing area structures the different levels of privacy, organizes the uses and is formulated for communal life. In addition to social aspects, the space+ provides passive benefits, because it is insulated, rather than air-conditioned. Depending on the time of year, it regulates the interior climate with passive measures and increases the daylight yield. Through the natural ventilation in the summer and the heat through the skylights in winter, it can be used almost throughout the year. Surplus energy is made available to visitors in accordance with our philosophy.
With respect to the architecture, the energy-consuming areas will also be flexible in terms of a zone demand control. There are two different types of spatial energy management (comfort and stand-by), which react quickly because of the air source heat pump. No energy is required to support the self-sufficient rooms that are not in use.