Comfort from every angle

The Multi Comfort concept is designed to deliver every kind of comfort, in any kind of building, anywhere in the world. And always in a sustainable and economical way.

Thermal Comfort

Multi Comfort buildings keep themselves at an optimal temperature using very little energy. They’re neither too hot nor too cold – so we can function comfortably, whatever we’re doing.

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Visual Comfort

Multi Comfort buildings bring the outdoors in. They maximize daylight to create the right amount of light for specific tasks – whether it’s reading, performing surgery or working out at the gym.

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Acoustic Comfort

Multi Comfort buildings have well-balanced sound environments. They actively protect us from unwanted exterior noise, and enhance those sounds that we do want to hear.

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Indoor-Air Comfort

Multi Comfort buildings provide a constant supply of fresh, clean air. This creates an optimally healthy environment for us and reduces the impact of harmful pollutants.

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Comfort for every building & Climate

Multi-Comfort principles can be applied to any kind of building any kind of climate.

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Comfort for more economical living

Multi-Comfort buildings don’t cost much more to construct and the savings start straightaway.

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Comfort with built-in sustainability

Multi-Comfort buildings are designed to bring wellbeing to people today while preparing the future for all: they use less energy and resources, and generate less pollution and waste.

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MULTICOMFORT
Office

MULTI COMFORT HOUSE OFFICE RECI, ROMANIA

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

New build

LOCATION

Reci, Romania

CLIMATE

Tundra(ET)

MAIN FUNCTION

Office

SURFACE AREA

1650

ARCHITECT

Tecto Arhitectura. Photographer : Cosmin Dragomir

BUILDING NAME

Multi Comfort House Office – Reci, Romania

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

2014

YEAR OF RENOVATION:

2015

MULTICOMFORT design principles can be applied to any type of building (residential or non-residential, new build or renovation project) in any country or climate around the world.

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    SG MCH Reci, romania

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    SG MCH Office Reci, romania

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    Factory in Reci , Covasna , Romania . 2016

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    Factory in Reci , Covasna , Romania . 2016

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    Factory in Reci , Covasna , Romania . 2016

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    Factory in Reci , Covasna , Romania . 2016

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    Factory in Reci , Covasna , Romania . 2016

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    Factory in Reci , Covasna , Romania . 2016

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    Factory in Reci , Covasna , Romania . 2016

The new office building for Holzindustrie Schweighofer factory in Reci, Covasna, as the first large scale project with CLT structure in south-east Europe.

 

The project concept was based on:

• Two-storey office building for around sixty people based on client’s design brief
• Massive timber construction (according to the Austrian and Romanian building regulations)
• Standards for Multi Comfort criteria (according to the guidelines enlisted by Saint Gobain)
• Project strategy based on utmost ecological and long-term sustainability.

 

With the cooperation between the client, the design team, the project partners and contractor firms, additional and innovative qualities, materials, and methods could be realized.

 

Modules of subsidy:
• Industrially produced prefabrication of wood-construction CLT panels and glue-lam elements
• Passive house standard mineral wool insulation from Saint Gobain Isover for walls, slabs and flat roofs
• Increased sound insulation for airborne noise and inside acoustics with Saint Gobain Isover and Rigips systems
• Complete green roof system
• High energy efficient aluminum windows and doors from Metra spA with solar control protection in three layered panes from Saint Gobain Glass
• Heating / cooling / heat recovery ventilation, airflow noise protection from
• Quality control, evaluation of users’ satisfaction.

 

Facts:
• Built space around 1130 m2 included 330 m2  (covered spaces)
• Gross space around 1655 m2
• Usable space around 1060 m2
• Investments costs around 1500 € / m2
• Start of construction 2014
• Completion and handing-over 2016.

 

Objective and vision

The objective was to create an office building typology based on ecological and long-term sustainability as demonstration project and consequently to establish it in the market-financed office building market.
Once finished, Reci Multi Comfort House Office will be used as an office building for the company that owns the construction.

Highlights and challenges

Among the main challenges linked with the building was the climate conditions with temperatures of calculation of  -25C in the winter.  However we faced very good cooperation amount the local teams that supported the analyse and development of the project.

What we learned

The rather ambitious goals set by owner in general as well as the additional provisions foreseen by the modules of subsidy could be realized to an even greater extent. From the current perspective - subject to the short operation time – it can be said, that the project has been a great success.
Already during the project development, a close cooperation between the partners was established. Without such engagement – also from the involved authorities, planners and builders, systems providers – at present it would not be possible to realize comparable projects and competitive construction costs. Therefore, such projects should be still considered as demonstration projects and analysed from this point of view.

Testimonials

"I enjoy coming to work daily as the wide, luminous windows allow the view over the surroundings. The fact that the offices are being used by other than a couple of people make the work setting more than a labour space, namely a place to interact with colleagues. All in all, it’s a modern and stylish building.” (Enikő Tóth, Purchaser )

“The Reci headquarter expresses credibility and confidence to all those visiting it. The image benefits are evident every time our partners praise the interior spaces having wide windows, effective ventilation and heating systems, which make us, feel wonderful. Moreover, the spacious and properly equipped conference rooms give the premises for any meeting to be a successful one."  (Adrian Radu, General Manager)

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

76.54 kWh/m²/year

Energy balance:

2.94 kWh/m²/year

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Energy production:

73.6 kWh/m²/year

Daylight Autonomy

Daylight Autonomy

DLA offices average

Thermal performance

Average inside temperature:

21C-23C

Acoustic Performance

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Lden

Reverberation time T offices

** Difference between external and internal noise levels.

Airtightness under 50 Pa

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Architectural drawings

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PRODUCTS USED IN
THIS BUILD

>> Planiclear, Planitherm, Cool-Lite SKN

>> PLE, PLU, Akusto, TDPT, Vario® KM Duplex UV

>> Activ'Air, RFI, RF, RB, Rigiton, Gyptone

>> Weber Super Flex 2