RB12 – Avenida Rio Bronco 12 / 2016

ArchitectTryptyque Architecture

The adaptive reuse of RB12 was conceptualized by architecture firm Triptique with an emphasis on green building. A bioclimatic and dynamic façade composed of bright windows and zigzag suspended landscaping characterize office space.

The prominent 21-story tower will house the first corporate building in the country with the concept of “positive energy”: the project will be able to produce electricity for consumption through photovoltaic panels on the facade and hydrogen cells from piped natural gas, and may even sell the surplus electricity. The project also accounts for other environmental points, such as thermal comfort, the management of water consumption and the use of natural light. In addition to the sustainable solutions, the office building will also have a green roof-top deck.

Front was hired by the Triptyque Architects to engineer the façade for this project, and we worked on Schematic Design and Design Development for the still framed and stainless window wall system. Front proposed and implemented a filagree proliferation to enhance the design of the façade.The double-glazed façade creates movement while reducing the internal temperature and zenith direction for the entry of natural light to indoor environments.