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Tinuku ~ University of Multimdia Nusantara (UMN) located in Gading Serpong, Tangerang, without using air conditioning. Tower design cocoon double-skin facade is energy-efficient buildings in tropical climates.

New Media Tower on the campus of Universitas Multimedia Nusantara like cocoon designed by Denton Corker Marshall and built by contractor Total Bangun Persada choose double facade serves as cooling system.

Tinuku New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

Tinuku New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

Area total 30,000 square meters, building 13 floors to serve 5,000 students learning activities with details of each floor has 10 rooms with capacity per room of each 40 students. Two floors in roof functioned as incubator business center and parking area in basement.

Various energy saving measures carried out during the day without use lighting. The building covered with glass and added double skin facade send enough light for indoor lighting needs. All corridors are not using air conditioning (AC).

New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

Energy supply during daytime only use two gas-fueled generators. Outdoor parking in basement designed so it does not require exhaust fan. New Media Tower save energy up to 30 percent total.

Double-skin facade system are main points. The first skin on outside perimeter building is modular plates made of aluminum material covering area 32 thousand square meters with holes serve to supply light entire surface building.

Aluminum and glass facades have distance about 80 cm creates such balcony which had dual function as filter solar heat by 27 percent and also serves as access to clean the outside of building.

Blankets outside facade allows spaces in building to be cooler because heat is already hindered by double-skin. The use of double skin sustainable environmental architectural design innovation as well as solutions tropical climate.

New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

Eight chimney glass roof linking basement by utilizing air pressure to function as oxygen supplier to rooms and natural light to basement to require no exhaust fan for air circulation.

Both electrical energy consumption for air conditioning and lighting are becoming fewer. The windows in classroom can be opened and closed which is solution for cross ventilation.

New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

New Media Tower cocoon double facade tropical energy efficient buildings

Open space garden also present in the top building. Plant nursery facilities also available to supply the plants to entire campus. All waste reprocessed and reused for watering gardens and flushing toilets.

Anticipating noise pollution, building technology use as M System. Styrofoam knitted wire flanked on both sides then covered cement. Its ability to absorb sound as well as solid walls are generally built using basic materials bricks.

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