Les Trefles – ‘Passive School Building’
Sub base compensation
The design for this school was a winning project in the city of Brussels’ call for ‘Example buildings 2012’. The school and gym both have progressive energetic- and environmental performances which meet the passive housing standards.
Why Expanded Clay:
The choice of building materials was based on Life Cycle Assessment, in which the ecological footprint is determined by the whole lifecycle. Since expanded clay is a 100% ecological product, it fitted perfectly into this project. Also, the design restricted the need for primair energy thanks to a thorough thermal insulation.
This project wants to be an example in terms of energetical performances but also wants to create energy efficiency awareness amongst children. This way, sustainability becomes a crucial part of this pedagogical project.
Blowing, Stability, and Thermal Insulation