The new British Embassy in Berlin was opened by HM Queen on July 18th. It is the first embassy to have been procured through the PFI process. The building is of the highest quality and designed for a long life.
Our integrated engineering concept produced a low energy building, achieving German comfort standards through the use of external solar shading, exposed slabs, night-time cooling and displaced ventilation.
The internal focus of the Embassy is the Winter Garden. Here, underfloor systems limit seasonal extremes of temperature in both winter and summer. Our building physicists used Dynamic Thermal Simulation to help the development of the environmental strategy.