Build­ing tours | Ses­sion 2

Build­ing tours | Ses­sion 2

Wed­nes­day, 7 Oc­to­ber 2020, 9:00 am to 11:30 am

___________________________________ Pro­ject Loc­a­tion




Yaling Hsiao | Passive House Institute

Hawea Flat PassivHaus

Ger­man Oak is used for an ex­tens­ive ex­posed tim­ber frame of a typ­ic­ally Eng­lish style with trusses sit­ting atop a wall plate sup­por­ted on posts. Ex­posed un­der­pur­lins and a ridge beam are sup­por­ted by the trusses which in turn sup­port the SIPS pan­els above. The whole frame is com­pleted by the ad­di­tion of ex­posed floor beams and joists in the first floor areas in­clud­ing a gal­lery walk­way at the back of the grand, open vaul­ted, en­trance/liv­ing area. Con­struc­tion is mostly tra­di­tion­al mor­tise & ten­on, craf­ted by hand, re­in­forced where ne­ces­sary by hid­den steel fix­ings. The ad­di­tion­al of New Zea­l­and made triple glaz­ing, air­tight­ness lay­ers from Siga and im­por­ted Ger­man tim­ber clad­ding, the home has been de­signed to not only be New Zea­l­and’s first Pass­ive House Premi­um build­ing, but the first oak frame Pass­ive House in New Zea­l­and.

Ot­ago, New Zea­l­and

Jonath­an Holmes | Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te New Zea­l­and
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Team Green Ar­chi­tects Pass­ive House – Ar­row­town New Zea­l­and

This small Passive House sits at the base of the Southern Alps. It was created on land behind the Architects Grandfather’s farm in Arrowtown, a small village in the South Island of New Zealand. The region is known for its extreme climate, which plunges below freezing in the winter and is seriously hot and dry in the summer. The owners are both architects and have a practice which specialises in Passive House design. This home consists of a two-bedroom family home on the lower level and the office “hub” for Team Green Architects on the upper level. Built using locally manufactured SIPs panels, with added New Zealand wool insulation. The passive house windows are from Germany (Doepfner), and the ventilation system is the Danish Zehnder system.

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New Zea­l­and Siân Taylor | Team Green Ar­chi­tects

Pass­ive House in Faul­con­bridge (Blue Moun­tains)

This house in Faul­con­bridge is the first cer­ti­fied pass­ive house in Aus­tralia to be also built to the highest bush­fire rat­ing of ‘Flame Zone’. The house is built by Blue Eco Homes and is used as a dis­play home to edu­cate the com­mu­nity and the build­ing in­dustry on the be­ne­fits of the Pass­ive House Stand­ard. For more info, vis­it ht­tps://bluee­co­ 

NSW, Aus­tralia

Merylese Mer­cieca| Blue Eco Homes

Noo­nameena (Ab­ori­gin­al word for ‘Bush Rest­ing Place’)

A strawbale house sitting on a site cut into a rocky slope overlooking a nearby river. It features extensive glazing to maximise morning light and ideallic views. The architect of the Noonameena (Aboriginal word for ‘Bush Resting Place’) project was David Rayson from Urban Perspective.

Cent­ral Vic­tor­ia, Aus­tralia

John Beurle | Pass­ive House Ser­vices


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Sayy­as Pass­ive Fact­ory

Sayyas Harbin factory (super energy-saving passive factory) covers an area of 210000 square meters, this project was developed by Sayyas, designed by German Rongen architects and Architectural design and research institute of Harbin Institute of Technology in accordance with the passive house standard. "the father of the passive house" professor Wolfgang Feist and state ministry, Heilongjiang province construction bureau and other relevant key persons attended the ceremony. After the completion, the factory were certified by German passive house Institute (PHI) and awarded the title of "the largest passive factory" in Guinness world record.

Har­bin (Hei­longji­ang), China

Pei Lin | Sayy­as win­dow in­dustry co. LTD

Re­fur­bish­ment of an Of­fice Build­ing in Shang­hai, China

The project: The project is the renovation of an existing office building in Shanghai into a Passive House. Luther Design's Shanghai office is housed in this office building and Luther Design was the initiator for the renovation of the existing building and the renovation into a passive house building. The Luther Design office has already been converted into a passive house standard as a pilot project and this project is certified by the Passive House Institute. The reference project shows a successful collaboration between German and Chinese specialist engineers, manufacturers and construction companies.

Shang­hai, China Lu Ming­zhe and Buff Mirko | Luth­er Design
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Fivew­in Sci­en­ce and Tech­no­logy Mu­seum

Fivew­in Sci­en­ce and Tech­no­logy Mu­seum, loc­ated in Zheng­zhou city, Hen­an Province, China, is a pass­ive ul­tra-low-en­ergy de­mon­stra­tion pro­ject that in­ves­ted, de­signed, con­struc­ted, op­er­ated and main­tained by Fivew­in Ar­chi­tec­tur­al Tech­no­logy Group. It has been cer­ti­fied by the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te Ger­man, the clas­sic pass­ive house, and the China Nearly Zero En­ergy Build­ing cer­ti­fic­a­tion. Con­struc­tion of the pro­ject began in Janu­ary 2018 and it was com­pleted and opened to the pub­lic on Janu­ary 19, 2019. Its func­tions in­clude of­fices, meet­ings and ex­per­i­en­tial apart­ments, etc. It is used for de­mon­stra­tion, dis­play, R&D, ex­per­i­en­ce and ex­change of pass­ive ul­tra-low en­ergy /nearly zero en­ergy build­ing tech­no­lo­gies and oth­er new build­ing tech­no­lo­gies.It's been over a year since it was built, Fivew­in Sci­en­ce and Tech­no­logy Mu­seum has per­formed well in vari­ous tech­nic­al in­dic­at­ors, re­ceived a large num­ber of vis­it­ors, and played an act­ive role in the pro­mo­tion and pub­li­city of pass­ive house in China.

Zheng­zhou city, Hen­an Province, China Yingy­ing Li | Fivew­in Ar­chi­tec­tur­al Tech­no­logy Group
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Gaobeidi­an Rail­way City Res­id­en­tial Pro­ject 

The pro­ject: Bahn­stadt, in Gaobeidi­an is the largest pass­ive house hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in the world. The build­ing type is a high-rise res­id­en­tial build­ing and is part of the first con­struc­tion phase of the Bahn­stadt pro­ject, which in­cludes about 400.00m2 of res­id­en­tial build­ings.

Gaobeidi­an, China Zhen Tian | Long­for
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Tianjin Eco­City Pass­ive House Apart­ments

In au­tumn 2015, Soft­Grid got com­mis­sioned by Tianjin Eco-City Pub­lic Hous­ing Ltd. to con­sult on real­iz­ing two 16 floor high-rise apart­ments
ac­cord­ing to Ger­man PHI Pass­ive House stand­ard. These build­ings were part of a lar­ger mas­ter plan for a res­id­en­tial com­pound and
upon com­ple­tion - tar­geted for sum­mer 2019 - will be one of the tallest Pass­ive House to date in Asia.

Tianjin, China Rolf Demmler | Soft­Grid (Shang­hai) Co. Ltd.
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Pass­ive House Tech­no­logy Cen­ter

Passive House Technology covers a land area of 4843 m2 and the total building area reaches 13768 m2. The Technology Center is capable of handling multiple functions such as research & development, meeting, exhibition, office and part of experience apartments, with the Greening rate over 30% and building density under 35%.


Qing­dao, China

Yan Li­ang | Sino-Ger­man Eco­park Pass­ive House Build­ing Tech­no­logy Co., LTD


And Pass­ive House res­id­en­tial com­mu­nity "Green Gongy­uan"

Green Gongyuan” in Sino-German Ecopark is a typical demonstrative project of Passive House’s large-scale promotion in China. The project covers a land area of 38,000 m2 and the total building area reaches 70,000 m2, which includes 10 villas, 7 townhouses and 1 community center. 

Qing­dao, China Yan Li­ang | Sino-Ger­man Eco­park Pass­ive House Build­ing Tech­no­logy Co., LTD
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X88 kinder­garten

X88 Kinder­garten is loc­ated in Beijing Yizhuang dis­trict. The scale is 21 classes (30 stu­dents per class), with a total of 630 stu­dents, 42 teach­ers and 21 child­care work­ers. The Land area: 8907m2, total con­struc­tion area: 8537.03m2, of which above ground con­struc­tion area: 7118.7m2, un­der­ground con­struc­tion area: 1418.33m2. The total con­struc­tion area of the pass­ive house area: 7531.2m2, in­clud­ing all above-ground and un­der­ground stair­wells, kit­chens and canteens. The build­ing struc­ture is steel struc­ture + alu­min­um pan­el cur­tain wall sys­tem. On Septem­ber 1, 2019, our kinder­garten opened smoothly. In 2018, it won the Beijing Ul­tra-low En­ergy De­mon­stra­tion Pro­ject Cer­ti­fic­a­tion. In 2019, it won the Pass­ive House Cer­ti­fic­a­tion of Pass­ive House Re­search in Ger­many. In ad­di­tion, at the 23rd In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in 2019, Pro­fess­or Feister per­son­ally is­sued the cer­ti­fic­a­tion cer­ti­fic­ate

Beijing Yizhuang dis­trict, China Haifeng Guo, Ruixue Li and Yu Bai  | Beijing in­sti­tu­te of Res­id­en­tial Build­ing Design & Re­search co.,LTD
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