Another grey concrete block, some people might think when it comes to new housing projects in cities. However, so-called green buildings prove that they can also be sustainable, in harmony with nature and aesthetically pleasing. They are synonymous with a healthy indoor climate, green terraces and facades, and the use of renewable energies. An example of this new generation of urban living is "Wings", a residential project in the western part of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
The residential complex consists of 228 flats, 276 municipal parking spaces, 230 bicycle parking spaces and, with 5,360 m² of private terraces, over 3,500 m² of green spaces and an urban garden, offers sufficient space for recreation and relaxation for the residents.
Certified living with Xella products
The residential project "Wings" was realized by the Romanian real estate company Studium Green, which focuses on a sustainable portfolio. It is also the first EDGE and Green Homes certified building in Romania. EDGE stands for "Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies" and is an international certification system. It was created to enable builders and developers committed to sustainability to construct and operate efficient buildings at affordable prices. Studium Green relied on close cooperation with Xella Romania for its implementation.
Digital and sustainable building with blue.sprint, Multipor and Ytong
The experts from Studium Green and Xella worked closely together as early as the design phase. Xella's digital planning service blue.sprint was used. Those involved in the project were enabled to keep an eye on all construction processes, to adapt and optimize them quickly and easily, and to always have an eye on all the costs and deadlines. Thanks to blue.sprint, problems could also be digitally identified and rectified in advance. Blocks were individually cut on the basis of the 3D model and the problem of possible thermal bridges was also solved before construction. This not only saved the project managers costs, but also shortened the construction time.
But it was not only Xella's digital planning service that the clients relied on, but also on Multipor insulation material. The building product fulfilled all the properties required for efficient thermal insulation and a good and healthy quality of living. It is made of mineral raw materials, is non-flammable, individually customizable and literally allows the building to breathe through its pores, thus eliminating the risk of mould.
In addition, 300 m3 of Ytong autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) blocks were installed. The blocks stand for energy-efficient construction and provide heat-insulating, heat-storing and fire-resistant properties. Moreover, AAC is recyclable and can be returned to the cycle at the end of its service life.