In the context of Lisbon Ideas Challenge, we presented a renovation proposal for a mass produced apartment building in the Netherlands, the gallery apartment block. The competition entry won honourable mention.
The renovation proposal converts the outdated block to comply with today’s technical and environmental standards, as well as fit the special space and use requirements of elderly people.
We suggested an integrally sustainable and radical intervention, aimed at reducing the block’s energy consumption and installing facilities that produce electricity. We proposed to install PV cells on all available building surfaces with proper orientation towards the sun, implying PV integration in the south facade and on the roof.