To develop an energy efficient heating solution that would complement the museum’s futuristic architectural design by Japan’s Kengo Kuma & Associates, without visually impacting its impressive visual exterior.
With a site on the banks of the River Tay, just a few kilometers downstream from the North Sea, where the average annual temperature is a cool 8.6ºC, climate was the first of many challenges. The others included the sustainable building obligations and a treasure trove of design artefacts that naturally had to be protected. This, in turn, required a reliable, low-carbon HVAC solution.
“We are very pleased with GI Energy’s sustainable design and performance on V&A Dundee and very excited to have such a high tech, low energy, low carbon solution for all the building’s heating and cooling requirements. This really reflects the ethos of the building being a centre of excellence for design.”- Mike Galloway, former Director of City Development, Dundee City Council