Sustainability – more than a fashionable slogan
At CROPKA architects we understand sustainability as a way of delivering living and working environments that are not only focused on reduction of CO2 emissions and energy consumption, but which are also feasible and provide measurable benefits to the building owner. No matter which country the project is based – we have the right experience. Depending on project requirements we follow BREEAM, LEED or Minergie assessment criteria to ensure the design is efficient and certified.
Staying on top of technological progress
Our team keeps carefully tracking the technological progress and always seeks for emerging solutions, trends and products. For the Baileyfield Hotel we have proposed to use “energy piles” technology – which in an innovative way combines pile foundations with heat pumps, for the Augusta Raurica archeological finds centre we have used Brettstapel panels and glulam structure to provide a flexible construction system suitable for seismic conditions which is both aesthetic and healthy for the end-user. Furthermore Augusta Raurica integrates intelligent shading system providing reduced energy consumption with increased user comfort and improved internal lighting conditions. The Wildenstein kindergarten project uses a prefabricated, highly insulated sandwich concrete wall, which meets the Minergie-P energy use requirements and improves speed of construction at the same time providing the improved quality achievable only with off-site prefabrication. We believe clever use of modern technology can benefit developers and end-users – we tailor cut the solutions to individual requirements to make sure the final result is fully optimized.