GENERAL DESIGN

VN47 is a state of the art 21st century design landmark building of the highest specification benefitting from large flexible floorplates and an abundance of natural daylight

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The building has been designed to incorporate passive technology to reduce client energy consumption. VN47 aims to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. More information can be found at www.breeam.com
 

REDUCTION IN ENERGY USE AND CO2 EMISSIONS

Passive design measures have been used to reduce the overall building energy demand and CO₂ emissions

ENERGY SAVING MEASURES INCLUDE:

  • Air source heat pump technology
  • High performance triple glazed facade to reduce internal summer heat gains and winter heat loss
  • Intelligent external louvers
  • Energy efficient vertical transportation systems
  • Intelligent LED lighting
  • Zoned thermal control
  • Comprehensive metering strategy

FAÇADE
The striking façade reaches out over the pavement and uses a complex 3 dimensional modular system to achieve a continuous curved surface.

The design incorporates parametrically controlled solar shading and openable windows to ensure the optimum internal environment and to meet the requirements of its most demanding clients. The main corner features a double skin façade construction that further reduces the impact of solar gain and noise.

STRUCTURE
Reinforced concrete frame
The floors generally have clear spans of 8.1 m x 8.1m

FLOOR LOADINGS
All office floors: 2.5 kN/m2 + 1.0 kN/m2 (partitions) + 0.85 kN/m2 (finishes and services)
All retail floors: 5 kN/m2) + 0.85 kN/m2 (finishes and services)

VERTICAL TRANSPORT

LIFTS
The building has four intelligent passenger lifts
DCS (destination control system) lifts where passenger’s floor destination is pre-registered and lift is called when passenger enters through the main lobby turnstiles
Each lift has a loading capacity for 21 people with a maximum speed of 2 m/s

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

 BACKUP ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
2× transformer 22/0,4 kV, 1600 kVA

BACKUP ELECTRICAL SUPPLY:
Diesel generator 660 kVA (530kW) supported by UPS with 250kW capacity both serving firefighting services, emergency lights, emergency ventilation, emergency cooling and heating, backup power for offices, lifts and BMS

FIRE DETECTION
In compliance with the highest safety standards
Fire Detection Systems and Alarms (EPS) and sprinklers

SECURITY
CCTV within all public areas – entrance lobby, parking, loading bay, lift lobbies, entrances
Security gates at reception
Intelligent access system

VEHICULAR ACCESS PROVISION

Public transport

The building has excellent access to public transport (metro and tram routes)

 

CAR PARKING

129 secure parking spaces in 2 underground levels including 50 recharging stations for electric vehicles

 

CYCLE STORAGE AND CYCLIST FACILITIES

Secure cycle storage is provided with adjacent changing rooms and showers.

INTERNAL FINISHES

ENTRANCE HALL AND RECEPTION
The impressive 8m double height reception area leading into the lift lobby follows a minimal yet luxurious feel, using large-scale natural stones, lavish metals, warm wooden tones, and striking green features

OFFICES
Raised access flooring (150mm overall), VRV units, intelligent LED lighting throughout, within client flexible floor plates with up to 7 possible kitchen and toilet locations on each floor

MECHANICAL SERVICES

AIR CONDITIONING / HEAT PUMP
VRV heat pump air conditioning system with individual measuring systems. Central fresh air and extract services on each floor

OCCUPANCY RATE
Generally, 1 person per 10 m2

FRESH AIR SUPPLY
35 m3 per hour per person

INTERNAL TEMPERATURES
Summer and winter internal temperature at 23°C

SUSTAINABILITY

GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION

The development aims to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. More information can be found at www.breeam.com

Key considerations:

  • Health & wellbeing of building users
  • Energy efficiency and CO2 emissions
  • Water conservation
  • Inclusive and accessible design
  • Cycle storage and cyclist facilities
  • Electric recharging stations
  • Comprehensive energy and water metering
  • Recyclable waste management