Library at Humboldt University, Berlin

CI System glass element F

Place / country:Berlin, Germany
Building type:Administrative building
Solutions:Glass Skylight FE
SHEV flap
Solar protection glazing

42% energy saving

Uw=1.1 W/(m²K) vs. Uw=1.9 W/(m²K) as per German Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2009

Creation of a quiet, focussed, working environment in the main library and reading room area in the new building thanks to optimum daylight intake. Also stringent requirements for daylight elements regarding heat insulation.

  • Flat, fixed glazing glass roof elements, installed at a slight incline of 3°
  • Flat glass elements with SHEV flaps for natural ventilation and SHEV system
  • Upstand structures made of fibre-reinforced composite with inside trimming made of sheet steel
  • Thermally separated, extruded aluminium sections
  • Solar protection glass which can be walked on for cleaning and maintenance purposes, 50% light transmission and 17% energy transmission