Location: Algiers, Algeria
Year: 2013, current project
Architect: Mario Cucinella
Environmental design consultant: Naturalcooling Ltd
Naturalcooling Ltd have provided design advice and dynamic thermal performance analysis for a new institutional building providing a new home for ARPT designed by Mario Cucinella Architects for Algiers, Argelia. This investigation focused on thermal comfort in the offices, the impact of an external shading structure, the impact of different glass specifications, the role of a ventilated South buffer space and the performance of natural ventilation in the circulation spaces and in the offices to provide thermal comfort and reduce the energy required for cooling.
The project proposes a highly iconic building inspired by the Algerian dessert landscape and located above all the new urban park to overlooking Bab Ezzouar.