Bosch Smart Green Home Project. Official opening attended by Portuguese Prime Minister
New research and development building for Bosch. R+D center for hot water solutions
In early December 2016, the official opening of the Smart Green Home Project was held at the Bosch Thermotechnology Center in Aveiro. The event was attended by Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, and Minister of Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral.
The international company of German origin BOSCH has in the Portuguese city of Cacia (Aveiro) its global centre of expertise for the development of hot water systems (thermotechnology). The multinational built a new facility dedicated to research and development.
BOSCH appointed IDOM to undertake the architecture and engineering of the new building, equipped with advanced research laboratories. The architectural features of the new building include constructive solutions devised by the IDOM team, with special attention not only to technological and environmental aspects, but also to formal and aesthetic features.
The building, that has achieved the Energy Performance Certificate with an A+ performance Level, consists of two main floors, which accommodate the Thermotechnology Laboratories, rooms for events and informal meetings, and the administrative offices. On the cover or roof, a technical space was created to house the HVAC equipment and electric power transformer station, as well as other equipment.
Link to a construction video: Building construction step by step