Mipim Award Winner Project: Main Point Karlin, Prague
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Functionality and design were decisive factors for the principals and architects of the office and commercial building “´Main Point Karlin” in Pr… Read More
Functionality and design were decisive factors for the principals and architects of the office and commercial building “´Main Point Karlin” in Prague. Substantial research and development efforts were necessary for Rieder to implement the facade in accordance with the designs of DaM architects. Today the building is adorned by 2,650 formed fibreC elements. Read Less
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Mipim Award for WORLD'S BEST OFFICE BUILDING in 2012

Every year the world’s best buildings compete for the prestigious MIPIM Awards in Cannes. In 2012 a project with an extraordinary fibreC façade from Rieder was among the finalists. Main Point Karlin, developed in Prague by PSJ Invest, wins the MIPIM Award in the category of Best Office and Business Development. The office building was designed by the Prague atelier DaM. Functionality and design were decisive factors for the principals and architects of the building. Substantial research and development efforts were necessary for Rieder to implement the facade in accordance with the designs. Today the building is adorned by 2,650 formed fibreC elements.

 

In January a jury panel comprised of high profile real estate experts met to shortlist three finalists in each of the award’s eight categories. More than 100 projects from 47 countries were considered. For any of the finalists, making the list is an achievement worth of recognition and Main Point Karlin’s success shows that independent, creative architecture impressed the jury. Main Point Karlin has received appreciation for its distinctive sustainable architecture and high technological level. The 10-storey building is striving to obtain Platinum, the highest level of certification in the LEED system. Main Point Karlin, with its organic curves and coloured fibreC facade elements, is already a dominant feature in the cityspace.
 
It uses a number of approaches in its sustainable design, among them, using the River Vltava’s water throughout the summer for building cooling, and hereby eliminating the need for compressors and chillers. Cooling is further naturally regulated by the coloured fibreC elements on the facade which are not only aesthetic but serve to reduce heat gains from sunlight penetration. The innovative shape of the building allows for a new approach to space use. The flowing glass surfaces enable the creation of premium office space in the entire building.
 
A well thought-out concept turns the complex into a place where well-being and functionality are top priorities. A roof garden for relaxation, a central atrium that provide s natural daylight for the offices and a specially developed heating and cooling system are only some of the numerous features which turn this building into a magic place.
 
More information: http://www.rieder.cc
facade by Rieder Smart Elements GmbH