LBP|SIGHT – New built The Rock Amsterdam, The Netherlands

New built The Rock Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Actiflow was asked by LBP|SIGHT to give insight in the thermal climate in the atrium. An extensive CFD study was performed, consisting of simulations of various weather conditions and different settings of the HVAC systems

LBP|SIGHT is an engineering agency focussed on buildings, the environment and ecology. Their vision is that specialisation is crucial to develop smart, innovative and practical solutions. This vision is also used for the development of The Rock.

The Rock was designed by the renowned architect Eric van Egeraat. This building is part of the Zuidas Business District in Amsterdam. The key feature of this building is a large atrium of approximately 90 meters high. A glass facade gives the atrium a spacious look, but it also poses a serious challenge to the indoor climate design.

Actiflow was asked by LBP|SIGHT to give insight in the thermal climate in the atrium. An extensive CFD study was performed, consisting of simulations of various weather conditions and different settings of the HVAC systems. All relevant factors were included, such as outdoor temperature, solar radiation, thermal loads caused by equipment and occupants of the building, etc.

Using the information provided by Actiflow, the client was able to guarantee an acceptable level of thermal comfort in the atrium under all conditions.