Awarded the World Building of the Year 2011 at the prestigious World Architecture Festival, Vector Foiltec’s Media TIC is a testament to the evolving nature of design, sustainability and technology. MediaTIC utilises Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE to facilitate eco-efficiency in cutting-edge design.
Designed by Cloud9, MediaTIC forms a cube of 44 m x 44m x 37.82 m high and uses 2,500 m² of intelligent Texlon® ETFE cladding on both the South East and South West facades. The individually climatic controlled ETFE cushions of the East façade receive an average of six hours of sunshine a day and use Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® Vario system to optimise solar gain in any climate - opening in winter to increase solar energy gain and closing in summer to reflect heat.
The South West façade incorporates Texlon® Cloud – where Vector Foiltec generates a Nitrogen based fog – which acts as a solar fi lter by means of the dense, opaque gas particles between two layers of Texlon® foil. These mechanisms along with Vector Foiltec’s temperature, humidity and pressure sensors in the facades have very low operating costs and ensure MediaTIC’s eco-efficiency.