Maison de la Paix - Geneva (Switzerland)
Low energy cooling and natural displacement ventilation systems.
Overall building form optimization.
The building site is very challenging with high noise levels due to adjacent railroads and an elongated shape that pushed towards a monolithic East-West facing building.
A set of courtyards were created, allowing for North & South façade orientations and operable windows opening into an acoustically controlled courtyard environment.
The natural displacement ventilation system can also operate through acoustically insulated channels.
Architecture: João Luis Carrilho da Graça with L-Architectes