A new industrial park developed on an area of 1.5 sqkm in the southeast of Shanghai, the “Pujiang Intelligence Valley“ (PIV) hosts scientific research- and advancement facilities as well as office buildings with sustainable character and ecological standards. The area is characterized by its easy accessibility and well connected infrastructure. The entire industrial park required an integrated energetic concept and special guidelines matching the micro-climate of the area.
Several energy efficient technologies for cooling and heating were developed in the PIV, including water and waste management systems, roof gardens and retention areas. Besides drastically improving the energy efficiency of the building, these technologies lead to a higher level of indoor comfort that matches the high standards of the new innovation-driven industrial parks in China.
Heating and cooling during winter and summer, are provided through geothermal energy. The energy usage of the PIV building is only a third of the energy consumption of standard office building. Its high performance facade also makes full use of natural resources and reduces energy consumption.
The developer Pengxin Group uses the PIV offices it as its headquarters. The five and six storeys oval buildings are characterized by a column-free floor plate which allow a more flexible interior layout and improves the natural light in the work place. The two units are linked at the first floor by the lobby area and they both have roof gardens at the top floors. After completion in 2006 it was awarded the German Energy passport as the first low carbon project outside of Germany receiving this honor.
Pujiang, Shanghai, China
Concept Design / Schematic Design / Design Development / Construction
Dittert + Reumschüssel Architecture