Projects implemented by one of the largest structural design companies in the Baltic states, INHUS Engineering, have been recognised as the best for the third consecutive year in the competition “Lietuvos BIM projektai”, which is organised by Skaitmeninė statyba VŠĮ.
This year, the Lithuanians won the prize for the modern and environmentally friendly Citypassagen office building in the city of Örebro, Sweden, which was recognised as the best BIM project abroad.
The project for the 22,000-square-metre office building was implemented according to the Design – build model on the basis of BIM (Building Information Modelling) data. INHUS companies were responsible not only for the design of precast concrete structures, but also for the manufacture of structures, logistics solutions and installation work.
The office building allocated an investment of 420 million Swedish kronor (€40.4 million), stands out for the use of environmentally friendly solutions, with ecological materials used in its construction. It is provided with green energy, with a heating system from renewable sources and a centralised cooling system.
The office building has unique features: it will collect and use rainwater, and solar collectors attached to the façade surface of the three-layer precast concrete wall panels manufactured by INHUS Prefab will produce electrical energy for the building. Another interesting feature is that more parking spaces are foreseen here for bicycles than for cars.
The installation of building structures took only six months and was finished this spring, two weeks before the deadline.