Built with high standard, the PUC Rio Mediatheque is one of the nominated projects for the 2009 International Holcim Award. The building has a façade system and nightly natural ventilation. In addition, it is also using a low-energy air conditioning system, which made the building and energy efficient one. Aside from all the features mentioned, the building also ensures a low ongoing maintenance cost. In addition, high levels of natural light are expected to be experienced inside in combination with low energy lamps. The PUC Rio Mediatheque will definitely reduce impact on surrounding, for it has retained and recovered trees.
Source: Holcim Awards