To further articulate each building as distinct, we have introduced specific formal anomalies: a deformed courtyard, a stretched-up staircase, etc. These deformations are not random but offer unique functional advantages. This project demonstrated that the expertise of designing a large building is completely different from that of a small building.
The building is a low-energy building, nearly carbon neutral. The energy provisions exceed yet to be implemented 2019 European standards for office buildings. Much of the energy savings come from passive solar, wind, and water strategies; as well as active heating, cooling, and energy technologies such as: Borehole thermal energy storage, chilled ceiling systems for low temperature heating and cooling, solar panels on the roof, and integrated solar cells in the glazed parking canopies.