CAVERN BUILDING FOR THE MARGREID VOLUNTARY FIRE DEPARTMENT,
Margreid (BZ)

Embraced by nature

Client Municipality of Margreid
Services Energy concept, dynamic simulation: Engineer Oscar Stuffer – Solarraum
Construction Time 2009 – 2010
Location I – 39040 Margreid (BZ)
Surface / Volume 960m², 4540m³
Energy Class 14,5 kWh/m²a
Partners General planning and site management Planteam GmbH, Project: Arch. Bergmeister Wolf

The planned subterranean structure was seamlessly integrated into the natural rock formation, eliminating the need for additional surface space. A meticulous assessment and documentation of its intended functions were undertaken, along with a thorough analysis of temperature requirements, leading to a redefinition of the building’s shell. Leveraging dynamic simulations, the “building” design was refined, optimizing both the building envelope’s quality and construction expenses.

As a result of this energy-efficient approach, substantial savings were realized. Construction costs were slashed by 7%, and operating expenses plummeted by a remarkable 67%, all achieved through a significant reduction in heating demands.