Passivhäuser Piusplatz, Munich, Germany

Passivhäuser Piusplatz

In this project we encouraged the client to build low energy dwellings, setting a new standard for the company’s future construction projects. Significant energy savings arise from the high performance building envelope including 30 cm (1 ft) of thermal insulation and window frames with minimized thermal bridging in construction and installation. North facades show a minimized glazing ratio (16%) while South facades are highly glazed to maximize solar gains (70%). For summer comfort external shading is incorporated in the building design.
Another key component is an extremely airtight building envelope combined with a mechanical ventilation system maintaining high- efficient heat-recovery (92%). The buildings are connected to the district heating network of the city of Munich. Equipped with photovoltaic modules in an almost horizontal roof-layout the Piusplatz project is designed for net-zero energy use.
The housing units not only meet, but surpass Passive House requirements, reaching 30 percent below the heating energy target of 15 kWh/m² per year.
Since its completion the project has been recognized with several awards including the ‘Energy Efficiency Award for Residential Buildings in Bavaria 2012’.

Passivhäuser Piusplatz
Passivhäuser Piusplatz
Passivhäuser Piusplatz
Passivhäuser Piusplatz