Hattrick Office Building
BREEAM Enviromental Certification
Collection, Perla, Nero
Photocredits: Cosmin Dragomir
In the heart of Transylvania, in Sibiu, among the historic Germanic architecture and what remains of the medieval wall and towers, lies a modern commercial district well connected via road and public transport networks. In this new district, there is one recently constructed building in particular, the Hattrick Office Building, that, with its appearance and use of innovative technologies, symbolises a contemporary architecture that cares about the environment. The building is in fact the first in Sibiu to have received BREEAM environmental certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method): the international standard for construction of low environmental impact. SQMArchitecture, the studio that conceived the project, stands out for its attention to design quality and its architectural materials and construction technologies, guaranteeing responsible design that is respectful of the environment.
Aesthetically, the building, which is used as commercial office space, comprises two overlapping volumes in which the external glass windows integrate and alternate with the ceramic, creating the effect of movement and plays on light. Hattrick Office Building is an expression of contemporary construction, in which attention to design comes together with technological research to ensure the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of the structure.
The use of Laminam ceramic slabs for the façade, selected in the Collection Perla and Nero finishes, responds to both an aesthetic and technical need. Its large, thin surfaces (1000x3000mm with a 3 mm thickness reinforced with fibreglass on the back) allow for the façade to be clad with what is a real architectonic skin and ensure a low environmental impact. Laminam combines high levels of resistance to atmospheric agents and external stresses with an innate environmental sustainability, in that it is a natural and fully recyclable product, combination of natural raw materials and sustainable technologies.