LIXA – Architecture focused on circular economy with low carbon facades
The construction industry is facing the most comprehensive and sustainable urban developments - both national and international. Buildings needs high environmental- and architectural standards to support and ensure a circular economy. The LIXA office complex in Warsaw, Poland, will be part of the dynamic and sustainable development of the country's capital once it is completed in 2022. WICONA has supplied facades- windows- and doors.
LIXA is located in the attractive Warsaw district Wola. The main part of the project will be a multifunctional complex of three buildings that are linked together by a spacious green garden courtyard. Huge glass facades made of at least 75 % recycled aluminium (post-consumer scrap) is covering the building. This means, products that has reached its end of life, has been brought back into the loop by being recycled and re-used into the building. This not only saves energy - It also generates a far smaller impact on the environment.
The facade made of the aluminium alloy Hydro CIRCAL has a carbon footprint among the lowest in the world: 2.3 kg CO2 per kilo of aluminium. WICONA will supply 120 tons to the project. "By offering facades with a minimal carbon footprint, we can meet the increased demands on the market for sustainable solutions." says Hubert Wiśniewski, Commercial Director for WICONA Poland.
Furthermore, LIXA will offer flexible offices with maximum access to daylight and natural ventilation. Floors with spacious working places, a green common terrace, a courtyard filled with sunlight surrounded by a relaxing atmosphere for creative meetings and working spaces. This as well as various service facilities as restaurants, pre-school and shops. There will also be a charging station for electric vehicles available.
"LIXA is the third largest complex under construction in Warsaw, it will not only become a working place – It will be a place to spend time, everyday " Says Michał Chrzanowski, HRA Architects. As the building will receive the certification BREEAM Excellent, LIXA will stand out as a durable and climate smart building. "The applied and well thought out system solutions will allow the facility to reduce energy demands in the future" says Michał Chrzanowski.
The A-class building will be completed in 2022 and cover an area of 65,000 sq m. The first part will be ready during the summer of 2020, the second in 2021, and the third in 2022. Summing-up; Impressive LIXA office complex will be an outstanding low carbon- and sustainable building in the heart of Warsaw.
Architect: HRA Architects
Metal builder: Firma Widok Sp. z o. o.
General Contractor: Porr
WICONA solutions: Facade WICTEC 50 and WICTEC 50FP. Windows: WICLINE 75 evo and WICLINE 75 evo with ventilation flap. Doors: WICSTYLE 75 evo.
About Hydro CIRCAL:
Hydro CIRCAL is a range of products made with recycled post-consumer scrap. Through using recycled content, we reduce energy use drastically while still being able to offer high quality products. The percentage of scrap will change depending on specifications from the client, but we can always guarantee a CO2 footprint below 2.3 kg CO2 per 1 kg aluminium produced.
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WICONA delivers intelligent high-tech aluminium building systems, technical expertise for international building projects and all-around service for the creativity of architects and fabricators. WICONA is a part of the Norwegian Hydro group, which also owns the Technal, Domal, SAPA and Askey brands.
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