The new EUR 100 million national library in Luxembourg features conference rooms and terraces that lead to upper reading rooms. Underneath
there are five levels of secure archival space for legal documents. Since the goal of this design was to keep carbon dioxide emissions to a
minimum, the library was designed to use only geothermal energy in the summer and teleheating (district heating) in the winter.
Felgen & Associés used MicroStation and i-models to design and deliver the 3D technical specifications to the architect. Since the electrical
design for a library needs precise installation information on lighting, ventilation, networking, and multimedia equipment, MicroStation’s
interoperability enabled the design team to integrate various software formats into one design, saving significant time and money.
Designed by Felgen & Associés, the EUR 14. 5 million Syrdall Schwemm Water World facility is located on landscaped grounds in the valley
setting of Niederanven, Luxembourg. The building’s architecture was designed to resemble a disc-shaped sculpture with its distinctive roof
construction designed by 4a Architect. To get the optimum amount of sunlight inside the building, the entire south and west sides of the
building feature a glass facade.
The interoperability of MicroStation and the innovation of i-models provided a means for the easy exchange of design files. Using
MicroStation, the team completed precise electrical designs and easily delivered them to the architect. For a complex project like a
swimming pool, the electrical design and ventilation must be minutely aligned, and communications with the architect using i-models was
crucial to the project’s success.
Felgen & Associés | Niederanven, Luxembourg
Syrdall Schwemm Water World
Felgen & Associés, BOLLES+WILSON, and WW+Architects | Luxembourg
Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg
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