Mixed geothermal foundation for the Atrium 2 Office Building, Warsaw (Poland)
The Atrium 2 Office building is an emblematic intervention designed by Buro Happold Engineering. The building includes office spaces and is built upon a parking garage with 5 floors constructed underground. These features provide the opportunity to effectively harvest renewable geothermal energy from the site, an endeavor that can take place by turning foundation systems already required for structural support purposes into renewable energy sources: so-called geothermal or energy foundations. In this context, GEOEG was involved in the schematic design of a mixed geothermal foundation for the Atrium 2 Office Building located in Warsaw, Poland.
GEOEG provided its expertise to develop the energy, geotechnical, and structural design of a complex geothermal foundation comprising 53 energy barrettes, 7000 m2 of energy walls, and 1700 m2 of energy slabs, which is going to provide renewable heating and cooling to the building 24/7 through the harvesting of shallow geothermal energy from the underground.
A mixed geothermal foundation composed of energy barrettes, energy walls and energy slabs