It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.
Director - Grant Associates
Date posted: 04/11/11
Cloud 9's office building for the new 22@ district has won the top prize at this year's World Architecture Festival.
Speaking at the awards presentation, Paul Finch, festival director of content, said that the building was 'a magnet for people with a whole range of ideas'. It won, he said, for the scale of its ambition, and because it was a symbol of an imaginative feeling for a city.
Also, he said, it shows that when addressing issues of sustainability, architects should lead the charge.
Providing a mix of large office space, space for start-ups and public space, the building has excellent green credentials. It targets and achieves the following:
1-20% CO2 reduction due to the use of District Cooling, clean energy.
2-10% CO2 reduction due to the photovoltaic roof.
3-55% CO2 reduction due to the dynamic ETFE sun filters.
4-10% CO2 reduction due to energy efficiency related to smart sensors.
Total 95% CO2 reduction, the Media-ICT is a NET building almost a net zero building.