Apartment and office building in Munich
The new building is located in a prominent area in Munich. Buildings in a central location in Munich like Seitz street, come with a high property value per m² and space is limited. A conventional insulation thickness of 25-30 cm is not economically reasonable here for a low-energy building. A conventional insulation of 25 cm would take up 125 m² more space in a building like this, this equals 10% of the useable area in the building. That's why vacuum insulation panels by va-Q-tec AG have been attached to the external walls. This was the first time vacuum insulation panels were used in a large building.
Through the application of 2 cm VIPs and 8 cm protection and covering material, it was possible to reach insulation values of a passive house without the loss of valuable living area. The VIP's were also used to minimize the step between the interior and the balcony! In some areas of the building VIP's were integrated into the window facade systems as well. In this case a good insulation value was reached with only 3 cm insulation thickness.
- Building: New residential and commercial building
- Energy status: Ultra-low energy standard
- Thermal heat requirement: 22 kWh/(m² year )
- Residential / usable area: Approx. 1,200 m² 6 apartments, 6 office units, 2 garage floors
- Architect: Martin Pool
- 2005 “Bauphysik” prize-winner
- 2006 "Bavaria Energy" award
- 2009 “Effizienzhaus” prize-winner
Rosslyn Chapel / Edinburgh in Scotland
The dilapidated medieval roof sealing over the nave led to persistent moisture penetration despite continual subsequent drying out. this caused immense damage to the historic building substance of Rosslyn Chapel.
With our highly-efficient vacuum insulation panels, it was possible to meet the urgent need for action. Through the use of va-Q-vip B vacuum insulation panels, a new roof insulation above the nave was constructed. Due to the low insulation thickness the historical character of the building could be retained.