The Council House 2 (CH2)
This building is an administrative real estate that has been commissioned in the year 2006. In many of its benchmark features the most important one is that it has received the highest possible rating of six stars in Australia’s Green Star environmental accreditation. The model of the structure was designed so that it relied on low consumption energy system as far as possible, while not compromising with the premium grade quality commercial building (Zandieh & Nikkhah, 2015).
The concept of design is related to enhancement of appropriate architectural responses that area to the point and sincere reflection of ideas of the unique relationships of design that is used in the nature. The design follows a blueprint that encourages a communicative and interactive role between the Melbourne city and Mother Nature. The building is Australia’s first urban example of an infrastructure that is directly modelled on the biological entities and processes that surround us in the nature.
Some other features are: the air condition of the building is marinated by fluid and water in unique, technical ways. The weather is conditioned by the difference in temperature in day and night. Conical ventilation ducts amalgamate with day lighting tactic and a suggestive uneven and concrete floor structure that plays a central role in the building’s heating and cooling system (CH2, 2017).
One of the main features of the building is the reduction in energy consumption to a stark level. Sophisticated engineering along with modern and advanced technology in balance with the inspiration drawn from nature makes this building a pioneer in maintaining equilibrium with the natural resources available. The concept of this building’s architecture lies in the acknowledgement of the current scenario of environment. As a part of the society more and more should be developed to encourage and maintain a sustainable balance in between the nature and man.
CH2. (2017). mickpearce.com. Retrieved 4 September 2017, from https://www.mickpearce.com/CH2.html
Zandieh, M., & Nikkhah, A. (2015). Architecture of buildings using renewable energies in harmony with sustainable development. Jurnal UMP Social Sciences and Technology ManagementVol, 3(2).