SMOG+EATER PANEL

Project: The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building @ Oberlin, OH  US

Architect: Weslake Reed Leskosky Architects

Sources: http://www.oberlin.edu/kohl/ & http://www.alcoa.com

Featured building envelope:

Reynobond® with EcoClean™

the panel  works to remove pollutants by using sunlight, water vapor, and oxygen in the air to clean the air itself.  1,000 SM / 10,000 SF of the aluminum panel applied on a building can have approximately enough cleansing power to offset the smog created by the pollution output of four cars every day, which is the approximate air cleansing power of 80 trees every day.

The building serves as the home of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music’s Department of Jazz Studies and its academic programs in music history and music theory. The new 37,000 SF facility is  adjacent to the Conservatory complex and features an elevated pedestrian link connecting the rest of the designed buildings.  The program features a world-class recording studio; flexible rehearsal and performance spaces; teaching studios and practice rooms; a glass-enclosed social hub for interaction; and a library/archive.

Synthesized features:

·        geothermal heating and cooling with radiant panels

·        energy efficient systems and lighting

·        green roof system

·        storm water run-off collection and filtration

·        uses of local, recycled, and sustainably-harvested materials

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