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‘Quadrivium’ educational and laboratory building

Heverlee, Belgium, Europe

Sector Education
Project status under construction
Location Heverlee, Belgium, Europe
Execution From June 2018
Architect POLO Architects, Tavernierkaai 2 bus 28, 2000 Antwerpen, BE
Study January 2016 - May 2017
GFA 7,750 m2
Scope Study and following up MEP / EPBD reporting / Sustainable advice / Simulations
Intervention New construction
Client KULeuven, Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven, BE
otal technical installations cost:2.735.513,00 € excl. vat
Total construction cost:8.159.000,00 € excl. vat
K Level / Energy class :20
 E Level:44
Certification:

 

Project description:

The Arenberg campus of KU Leuven in Heverlee will be expanded with a new educational and laboratory building.

The expansion will include new classrooms, didactic laboratories, a large auditorium for 600 people, an administrative area, the necessary sanitary facilities and a cafeteria that will also serve as a study area.

 

At the level of the building envelope, a number of passive measures are being taken to reduce the demand for heating and cooling, which can be seen in the low K level of the new building, as for the application of glazing with a high-performance solar factor in the cafeteria and entrance hall.

 

Heat is produced by a ground-coupled heat pump and a BTES field (borehole energy storage) equipped with 28 drillings of 140 meters depth, in combination with two gas condensing boilers. The distribution of the heat is realized at a low temperature by means of underfloor heating, radiators and reheating batteries provided on the ventilation system. Cooling is foreseen in the computer classes via a number of fan coil units and process cooling at the laboratory rooms directly connected to the BTES field. At the cafeteria and entrance hall, cooling is done by natural day and night ventilation. The linking of a future nearby building on the BTES field is also envisaged to meet the potential cooling demand in a sustainable way.

 

The ventilation is realized by a central mechanical ventilation unit, system D. Various ventilation zones are housed in the building, of which the supplied ventilation flow is adjusted according to the actual demand by means of CO² and temperature measurement.

As an additional renewable part of energy, an extensive PV-installation on the roof is provided, in particular 92 kWp production, which also results in the predetermined E-level of E44.

Sustainable Features

comfort
comfort
reuse rainwater
reuse rainwater
water management
water management
natural ventilation
natural ventilation
green roof
green roof
heat recovery
heat recovery
insulation
insulation
solar energy
solar energy
PV panels
PV panels
geothermal energy
geothermal energy
glazing
glazing