Building can be dismantled and reused up to 90%

THE NETHERLANDS Matrix One has a removable structural system that allows more than 90% of building materials to be reused when they are no longer needed.

The Matrix One building exhibits an energy-efficient design. Photo: MVRDV

Dutch company MVRDV recently completed construction of the energy-efficient Matrix One office and laboratory building. The project embodies cutting-edge design thinking with a focus on flexibility. Matrix One is the largest of the seven buildings in the Matrix Innovation Center in Amsterdam Science Park, serving as a venue for scientists and traders to develop sustainable solutions to current problems and future, New Atlas on May 29 reported.

The building has an area of ​​​​13,000 m2 with 6 floors, containing many laboratories and offices for technology companies such as Qualcomm, Photonol and Skytree. The building also serves as a social hub for the surrounding campus, containing a large staircase with many tables and seating for mid-day coffee and meetings. Other notable interior design features include a green wall and soft finishes that help reduce reverberation. The large atrium space in the center is naturally lit with many large skylights. In addition, the building also houses a restaurant, bar and 100-seat auditorium.

MVRDV puts a lot of effort into ensuring Matrix One can be reformatted or dismantled as needed, using screws and bolts for reinforcement, and leaving the air ducts exposed for maintenance. All interior walls are removable or removable, allowing for a variety of layout changes if needed. Management will use an online materials database to continuously monitor approximately 120,000 construction parts and their usefulness.

"Matrix One provided an opportunity for us to test many carbon reduction measures. Buildings are very modern today, but the definition of innovation is constantly changing. So we designed the interior spaces. and technology installation is as flexible as possible. The office can be easily adapted to become a laboratory and vice versa. The laboratory can be easily upgraded with a new system to meet the standard. a few decades after the building is no longer modern, it will become a source to gather materials for other buildings",

Matrix One reduces electricity usage from the grid through a 1,000 square meter rooftop solar panel. Most of the floor is covered with greenery, which enhances insulation. The use of lights and heating equipment is closely monitored to limit electricity consumption, while maximizing natural light and ventilation. A water storage tank underneath the building stores rainwater. The interior layout also encourages passersby to use the stairs instead of the elevator. The building also has a car park for those willing to cycle to work.

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