SLOW BUILDING BARCELONA: a sustainable (nZEB) and healthy building
Feb 25 2021
Located in San Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona) is the SLOW BUILDING BARCELONA, with 9 floors and a 700-m2 green roof designed by architectural practice Bailo Rull and the construction project management company H.A.U.S. HEALTHY BUILDINGS, specialists in incorporating and maximising all aspects related to health and sustainability, who define themselves as 'creators of a healthy space concept. A space that breathes, providing well-being to its users. A more habitable space that improves people's lives and health'.
Since its conception, the project's guiding principle has always been to create a space that not only contributes to people's health, comfort, and well-being, but that is also committed to the city and the environment. Emphasis is placed on air and water quality, thermal, acoustic, and lighting comfort, as well as electromagnetic wave and field management. Materials are also carefully chosen, as they are no longer considered merely aesthetic elements, but guarantors of well-being.
Within this integrated and innovative approach, it is worth highlighting the lighting solution used in SLOW, developed jointly by the technical department and lighting advice teams at Lamp and the health and sustainability department at H.A.U.S. Healthy Buildings. As a result of a collaborative work, the first step was to lay the foundations of the lighting needs and to move on to developing a deep understanding of who the user of this space would be and what they would be like.