Yesterday Manens-Tifs was a speaker at the ‘Tall Buildings’ conference in Milan to present our experience with low carbon tall building design. Fabio Viero illustrated our holistic and performance-based design approach supporting architectural design of leading signature architects Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Arata Isozaki, Massimiliano Fuksas. The design options were analysed with state of the art digital simulations to understand their performance since early stages of design and produce buildings with low operational carbon design and optimal indoor environmental quality for daylighting, thermal comfort, acoustics and visual comfort.
In the second part of the presentation Fabio gave an outlook on how the new Zero Carbon requirements of year 2050 are changing the design strategies of the most recent projects. The increasing risk for asset owners of having many assets of their portfolio devalued in light of the new EU regulations was also discussed.